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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Budva by bus, car or plane

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13h 37m

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

$36 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus Nis Ekspres  •  15h 48m

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

$32 - $54

5 alternative options

Drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Budva 386.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Sofia to Tivat  •  8h 18m

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

$163 - $365

Bus to Belgrade, fly to Tivat  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Tivat (TIV) BEG - TIV

$103 - $234

Fly Sofia to Podgorica  •  10h 35m

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

$125 - $282

Fly Sofia to Dubrovnik, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Dubrovnik (DBV) SOF - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Budva

$145 - $421

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Budva is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 15h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Budva is to bus and fly which costs $100 - $240 and takes 8h.

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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 13h 37m.

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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 13h 37m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 13h 37m 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 13h 37m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $370 and takes 8h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Tivat Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 15m 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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Map of how to get from Sofia to Budva.
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  • Distance: 231.5 miles
  • Duration: 13h 37m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Budva via Kumanovo in around 13h 37m. Alternatively, Wind Rose, Bulgaria Air and four other airlines fly from Sofia to Budva 6 times a week.

Airlines
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Belgrade to Tivat
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Vienna, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Belgrade to Tivat
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Vienna, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Sofia to Tivat via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h
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
8h 42m
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
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Budva
Ave. Duration
11h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
MM Transport Nis
Website
mmtransportnis.com
Bus from Niš to Budva
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
mmtransportnis.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Bozur
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Dubrovnik Zob to Budva Zob
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
globtour.com

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More Questions & Answers

Budva is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 9:11 AM in Sofia and 8:11 AM in Budva.

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

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, Wind Rose and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Tivat Airport.

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There are 4225+ hotels available in Budva. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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

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