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

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Budva

$36 - $53

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Bus Royal Travel Cetinje  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Budva

$35 - $43

3 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Budva 386.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Tivat  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tivat (TIV) SOF - TIV

$163 - $365

Fly to Podgorica  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Podgorica (TGD) SOF - TGD

$114 - $267

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Budva is to bus which costs $35 - $45 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Budva is to fly which costs $160 - $370 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Budva. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Budva via Kumanovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 37 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Budva is 370 km. The road distance is 619.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Budva without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 37 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 13 h 37 min to get from Sofia to Budva, including transfers.

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Sofia to Budva bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Budva is to bus which takes 13 h 37 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $370 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Tivat Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Budva bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Budva station.

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  • Distance: 231.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 37 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Budva, Montenegro?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Budva via Kumanovo in around 13 h 37 min. Alternatively, Air Serbia and Montenegro Airlines fly from Sofia to Budva once daily.

Airlines
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Kumanovo to Budva
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
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onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Budva
Ave. Duration
11 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Niš to Budva
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
MM Transport Nis
Website
mmtransportnis.com
Bus from Niš to Budva
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
mmtransportnis.com

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Budva is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 3:42 PM in Sofia and 2:42 PM in Budva.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Budva is 619 km. It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to drive from Sofia to Budva.

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Montenegro Airlines and Air Serbia offer flights from Sofia Airport to Tivat Airport.

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There are 5097+ hotels available in Budva. Prices start at $41 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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