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

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Bus via Herceg Novi  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Herceg Novi
  3. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik

$45 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Dubrovnik

$43 - $68

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Bus #2  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Dubrovnik

$50 - $70

Bus Hafet Tours  •  20 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Tetovo to Dubrovnik

$77 - $101

Drive  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Dubrovnik 459 miles

$90 - $130

Fly to Dubrovnik  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Dubrovnik (DBV) SOF - DBV

$138 - $398

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Podgorica (TGD) SOF - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Sutomore to Dubrovnik

$130 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik is to bus which costs $40 - $65 and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik is to fly which costs $130 - $400 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Dubrovnik. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Dubrovnik via Kumanovo and Herceg Novi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 54 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Dubrovnik is 428 km. The road distance is 734.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 54 min and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 16 h 54 min to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik is to bus which takes 16 h 54 min and costs $40 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $400 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Dubrovnik Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Royal Travel Cetinje, arrive at Dubrovnik station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 267.3 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 54 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Dubrovnik, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Kumanovo and Herceg Novi in around 16 h 54 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Dubrovnik 4 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Vienna, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Dubrovnik via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Podgorica via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
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 Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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 Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tetovo to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Sutomore to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
bozur.net

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More Questions & Answers

Dubrovnik is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 4:29 AM in Sofia and 3:29 AM in Dubrovnik.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Dubrovnik is 734 km. It takes approximately 10 h 17 min to drive from Sofia to Dubrovnik.

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Bulgaria Air, Travel Service, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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There are 3659+ hotels available in Dubrovnik. Prices start at $52 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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