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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Bata by bus, train, car, plane, taxi or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane FlixBus stop
  2. Take the bus from Baile Herculane to Lugoj

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Săvârşin

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the bus from Vidin bus station to Băile Herculane FlixBus stop
  3. Take the train from Băile Herculane to Lugoj

Bus via Timișoara

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Orșova FlixBus stop
  2. Take the bus from Orșova to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timişoara to Batuta

Drive

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bata

Fly from Sofia, taxi

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Timisoara (TSR)
  2. Take a taxi from Timisoara to Bata

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly, taxi

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Timisoara (TSR)
  3. Take a taxi from Timisoara to Bata
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International entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Conditions of entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bata is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bata is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, returning to Bulgaria from Romania is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Bata is to train which costs $26 - $60 and takes 17h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Bata is to fly and taxi which costs $85 - $280 and takes 7h 37m.

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The distance between Sofia and Bata is 383 km. The road distance is 593.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Bata without a car is to bus which takes 12h 19m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 19m to get from Sofia to Bata, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Bata is to bus which takes 12h 19m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $26 - $60 and takes 17h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Timisoara Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Bata is 594 km. It takes approximately 7h 47m to drive from Sofia to Bata.

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Austrian Airlines, Tarom, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Timisoara Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Bata.
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  • Distance: 383 km
  • Duration: 12h 19m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Bata, Romania?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Bata via Baile Herculane and Lugoj in around 12h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Bata via Vidin, Craiova, Craiova, and Săvârşin in around 17h 1m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Bari
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $180
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Timisoara via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Hello Jets
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $210
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Băile Herculane to Lugoj
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Craiova to Săvârşin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$19 - $22
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Băile Herculane to Lugoj
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane FlixBus stop
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vidin bus station to Băile Herculane FlixBus stop
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Orșova FlixBus stop
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Obada Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0726.922.277
Website
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Baile Herculane to Lugoj
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Obada Trans SRL
Bus from Orșova to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Obada Trans SRL
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Timişoara to Batuta
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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Atlas Taxi
Other operators
Taxi from Timisoara to Bata
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Index Taxi
Phone
+40 256 933
Website
comenzitm.indextaxi.ro
Getax
Phone
+40 256 134 470
Fan Taxi
Phone
+40 256 444 944
Eco Taxi
Phone
+40 256 120 120

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $6 - $8.

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