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

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Fly  •  5 h 33 min

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

$81 - $219

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  30 h 40 min

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

$64 - $91

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Bus Yubim, train  •  24 h 26 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

$234 - $342

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 / ...

$255 - $353

Bus Georg  •  29 h 40 min

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

$211 - $268

Train  •  40 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB Rj
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$299 - $482

Drive  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Geneva 1078 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Geneva is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 30 h 40 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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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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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Genève via Videle, Arad, Budapest-Keleti and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 35 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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The best way to get from Sofia to Geneva without a car is to bus and train which takes 24 h 26 min and costs $230 - $350.

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

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Sofia to Geneva bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Geneva train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Geneva is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $270 and takes 29 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $290 - $490 and takes 40 h 35 min.

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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 seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Geneva every 4 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 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 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
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 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $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 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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 - $150
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 - $170
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
$170 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Sofia to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Geneva is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 3:57 PM in Sofia and 2:57 PM in Geneva.

Sofia to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Geneva is 1725 km. It takes approximately 17 h 13 min to drive from Sofia to Geneva.

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Wizz Air, Alitalia, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $80 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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