There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Cappadocia by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Nevsehir  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Nevsehir (NAV) SOF - NAV

$122 - $513

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Umraniye to Göreme

$32 - $66

4 alternative options

Fly to Kayseri, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kayseri (ASR) SOF - ASR
  2. Take the bus from Kayseri to Göreme

$119 - $214

Train, nighttrain, bus  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Svilengrad 493
  2. Take the nighttrain from Svilengrad to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Kapakli to Samandira Tesis
  4. Take the bus from Samandira Tesis to Goreme

$37 - $53

Nighttrain, bus  •  23 h 13 min

  1. Take the nighttrain from Sofia to Çerkezköy
  2. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Göreme

$34 - $46

Drive  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Cappadocia 802.4 miles

$160 - $240

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Cappadocia, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Sofia to Cappadocia twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Cappadocia via Istanbul Otogari, Istanbul, and Umraniye in around 19 h 45 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Nevsehir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Kayseri via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Kayseri via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sofia to Kayseri via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sofia to Kayseri via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Svilengrad to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Sofia to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $14
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kayseri to Göreme
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Umraniye to Göreme
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Göreme
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kapakli to Samandira Tesis
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Samandira Tesis to Goreme
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Cappadocia is 1069 km. The road distance is 1284 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to nighttrain and bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 23 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $120 - $550.

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Cappadocia. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Göreme via Istanbul and Umraniye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Sofia to Cappadocia, including transfers.