There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Bratislava by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Vienna, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$63 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus Group Ltd.  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Bratislava

$30 - $110

3 alternative options

Fly to Bratislava  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bratislava (BTS) SOF - BTS

$37 - $232

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vienna Airport N982
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP RegioJet / ...

$60 - $103

Drive  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bratislava 600.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Bratislava is to bus which costs $30 - $110 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Bratislava is to fly which costs $35 - $240 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Sofia and Bratislava is 776 km. The road distance is 960.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Bratislava without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs $30 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Sofia to Bratislava, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Bratislava is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $35 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $110 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sofia to Bratislava bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bratislava, Most SNP station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 484.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Wizz Air flies from Sofia to Bratislava 3 times a week. Alternatively, Group Ltd. operates a bus from Sofia to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $50 and the journey takes 15 h. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
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Bratislava is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 11:03 AM in Sofia and 10:03 AM in Bratislava.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Bratislava is 961 km. It takes approximately 9 h 54 min to drive from Sofia to Bratislava.

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Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa, Tarom and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 487+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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