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There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Brad by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
  2. Take the bus from Baile Herculane to Lugoj
  3. Take the bus from Lugoj to Brad

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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 Deva

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the bus from Craiova to Târgu Jiu
  4. Take the bus from Târgu Jiu to Brad

Drive

  1. Drive from Sofia to Brad

Fly from Sofia, shuttle

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Deva

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly, shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Deva

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Brad is to train which costs $14 - $45 and takes 16h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Brad is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 8h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Brad. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Brad via Baile Herculane and Lugoj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 12m.

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The distance between Sofia and Brad is 384 km. The road distance is 661.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Brad without a car is to bus which takes 16h 12m and costs .

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It takes approximately 16h 12m to get from Sofia to Brad, including transfers.

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Sofia to Brad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Brad is to bus which takes 16h 12m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $45 and takes 16h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Brad bus services, operated by Ariesul, arrive at Brad station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Brad.
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  • Distance: 384.5 km
  • Duration: 16h 12m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Brad, Hunedoara, Romania?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Brad via Baile Herculane and Lugoj in around 16h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Brad via Vidin, Craiova, Craiova, Deva, and Deva in around 16h 49m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $140
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $280
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Craiova to Deva
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$17 - $19
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
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
Ariesul
Phone
+4-0258-771.943
Website
ariesul.autogari.ro
Bus from Lugoj to Brad
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ariesul.autogari.ro
Alexiev
Phone
02/813 33 98
Email
aleksiev_91_vd@abv.bg
Website
aleksiev-91.com
Bus from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
aleksiev-91.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Vidin Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Karat-S
AXI Tours
Phone
021-300.75.35
Website
axitours.com
Bus from Craiova to Târgu Jiu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
axitours.autogari.ro
Expres Transport
Phone
0353.806.666
Email
office@eta.ro
Website
eta.ro
Bus from Târgu Jiu to Brad
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Expres Transport
Aerotran Pass
Phone
+4 0758 928 530
Email
aerotrans_pass@yahoo.com
Website
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Shuttle from Cluj Airport to Deva
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
transportaeroportcluj.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
$170 - $210
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Atlas Taxi

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Brad is 662 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Sofia to Brad.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Tarom and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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