There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Ioannina by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina

$41 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Ioannina

$28 - $40

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Kulata 361
  2. Take the bus from Sidirokastro to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina

$47 - $61

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Ioannina 347.5 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Corfu, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Corfu (CFU) SOF - CFU
  2. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Ioannina

$56 - $272

Fly to Ioannina  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ioannina (IOA) SOF - IOA

$50 - $239

Fly to Preveza, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Preveza (PVK) SOF - PVK
  2. Take the bus from Preveza to Ioannina

$71 - $344

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina

$108 - $299

Fly to Athens, bus  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Athens (ATH) SOF - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Ioannina

$75 - $178

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Ioannina is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Ioannina is to fly which costs $45 - $240 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Ioannina is 396 km. The road distance is 556 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to get from Sofia to Ioannina, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Ioannina. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Ioannina, Greece?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Ioannina via Thessaloniki KTEL and Thessaloniki in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, Ryanair, Olympic Air and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Ioannina twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Preveza via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens, Paros
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Preveza via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Sofia to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Corfu via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Preveza via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $130
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Preveza to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Sidirokastro to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Preveza to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr

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