There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Cappadocia by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Nevsehir  •  7 h 13 min

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

$115 - $505

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme

$20 - $46

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Fly to Kayseri, bus  •  9 h 43 min

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

$117 - $211

Bus, train  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Konya Yht
  4. Take the bus from Konya to Göreme

$25 - $52

Night train, bus  •  21 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Sofia to Çerkezköy
  2. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme

$29 - $41

Bus Kamil Koc  •  21 h 56 min

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

$41 - $58

Train, bus  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Lyubimets 493
  2. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Konya Yht
  4. Take the bus from Konya to Göreme

$28 - $40

Drive  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Cappadocia 802.4 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to bus which costs $20 - $50 and takes 19 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Cappadocia. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Goreme via Istanbul Otogari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Cappadocia is 1069 km. The road distance is 1283.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 15 min and costs $20 - $50.

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

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Sofia to Cappadocia bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 19 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Nevsehir Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Cappadocia bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Goreme station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Cappadocia.
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  • Distance: 668.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

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 in around 19 h 15 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
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
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
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
Train from Sofia to Lyubimets
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
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 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Konya to Göreme
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Umraniye to Göreme
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Svilengrad to Gebze
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
$14 - $26
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
$9 - $13
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Cappadocia is 1284 km. It takes approximately 13 h 37 min to drive from Sofia to Cappadocia.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Sofia Airport to Nevsehir Airport.

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There are 386+ hotels available in Cappadocia. Prices start at $32 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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