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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse(BG) 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Vadul Siret Ir
  3. Take the train from Vadul Siret to Chernovcy
  4. Take the train from Chernovcy to Ivano-Frankovsk D

$36 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the bus from Chernovtsy to Ivano-Frankovsk

$32 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus Group Ltd.  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lviv, Lviv bus station
  3. Take the bus from Lviv to Ivano-Frankovsk

$36 - $57

Train via Bucuresti Nord Gara A  •  27 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the train from Chernovcy to Ivano-Frankovsk D

$51 - $79

Drive  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk 820.5 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Ivano-Frankivsk  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ivano-Frankivsk (IFO) SOF - IFO

$153 - $494

Fly to Lviv, train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Lviv (LWO) SOF - LWO
  2. Take the train from Lvov to Ivano-Frankovsk

$105 - $159

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk is to train which costs $35 - $65 and takes 25 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk is to fly which costs $150 - $500 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Ivano-Frankovsk via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Lviv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Ivano-Frankovsk via Ruse(BG), Vadul Siret and Chernovcy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 45 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Ivano-Frankivsk is 700 km. The road distance is 1312.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk without a car is to train which takes 25 h 45 min and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 25 h 45 min to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk, including transfers.

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Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk bus services, operated by Group Ltd., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk is to train which takes 25 h 45 min and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 27 h, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $500 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk.
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  • Distance: 437.7 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 45 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine?

You can take a train from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk via Ruse(BG), Vadul Siret, and Chernovcy in around 25 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk via Budapest Népliget, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Lviv, Lviv bus station, and Lviv in around 27 h.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse(BG)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Vadul Siret
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Vadul Siret to Chernovcy
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$2 - $4
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$10 - $14
Train from Chernovcy to Ivano-Frankovsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$2 - $4
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Lvov to Ivano-Frankovsk
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $4
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$11 - $16
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lviv, Lviv bus station
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Lviv to Ivano-Frankovsk
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernovtsy to Ivano-Frankovsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Ivano-Frankivsk Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, arrive at Ivano-Frankovsk station.

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Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Ivano-Frankovsk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk is 1313 km. It takes approximately 14 h 51 min to drive from Sofia to Ivano-Frankivsk.

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Ukraine International Airlines offers flights from Sofia Airport to Ivano-Frankivsk Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Ivano-Frankivsk. Prices start at $13 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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