There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Geneva by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Geneva (GVA) SOF - GVA

$81 - $219

6 alternative options

Bus Yubim, train  •  24 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Ec

$232 - $340

Bus Georg, train  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Milan
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$253 - $351

Bus Georg  •  29 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Chambéry
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Geneva 739 / ...

$209 - $265

Bus, train Serbian Railways (ŽS)  •  36 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
  3. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Zürich HB En
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$212 - $373

Bus Eurolines CH  •  37 h 18 min

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

$111 - $177

Drive  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Geneva 1078 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Geneva is to bus which costs $110 - $180 and takes 37 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Geneva is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Geneva is 1415 km. The road distance is 1724.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Sofia to Geneva, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Geneva via Chambéry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 40 min.

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There are 400+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 884.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Geneva, Switzerland?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Geneva via Chambéry in around 29 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Crveni Krst to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Milan
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chambéry to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Kumanovo to Geneva
Ave. Duration
32 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch

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