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

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Fly to Nevsehir  •  11h 3m

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

703 ₺ - 2.993 ₺

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Train, bus  •  20h 18m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme

208 ₺ - 296 ₺

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Fly to Kayseri, bus  •  10h 18m

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

704 ₺ - 1.277 ₺

Bus  •  19h 15m

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

210 ₺ - 329 ₺

Bus via Aksaray  •  22h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Aksaray
  3. Take the bus from Aksaray to Göreme

254 ₺ - 424 ₺

Drive  •  13h 36m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Cappadocia 1283.8 km

950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 19h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Cappadocia is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $230 and takes 10h 18m.

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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 19h 15m.

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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 19h 15m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 11h 3m 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 11h 3m and costs $120 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 19h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Nevsehir Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 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: 1069.2 km
  • Duration: 11h 3m

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

Turkish Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Cappadocia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Cappadocia via Istanbul Otogari in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Nevsehir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Nevsehir via Stuttgart, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Nevsehir via Vienna, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Nevsehir via Athens, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Kayseri via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 130 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
80 ₺ - 100 ₺
1st Class
100 ₺ - 130 ₺
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kayseri to Göreme
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Aksaray
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aksaray to Göreme
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
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
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 170 ₺
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
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 190 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Cappadocia is 1284 km. It takes approximately 13h 36m to drive from Sofia to Cappadocia.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Nevsehir Airport.

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There are 425+ hotels available in Cappadocia. Prices start at 750 ₺ 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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