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There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Kalamata by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Thessaloníki  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata

113€ - 144€

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Bus  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kalamata

30€ - 45€

4 alternative options

Drive  •  10h 20m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kalamata 977.3 km

130€ - 190€

Fly Sofia to Kalamata  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kalamata (KLX) SOF - KLX

42€ - 219€

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Kalamata  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL Chalkidikis
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Kalamata (KLX) SKG - KLX

101€ - 166€

Fly Sofia to Athens, bus  •  9h 11m

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

67€ - 379€

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 16h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $190 and takes 7h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Kalamata. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16h 15m.

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The distance between Sofia and Kalamata is 638 km. The road distance is 977.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kalamata without a car is to bus via Thessaloníki which takes 11h 15m and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 11h 15m to get from Sofia to Kalamata, including transfers.

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Sofia to Kalamata bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to bus via Thessaloníki which takes 11h 15m and costs $120 - $170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $45 - $250 and takes 8h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Kalamata Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 40m and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Kalamata bus services, operated by KTEL Messinias, arrive at Kalamata station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Kalamata.
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  • Distance: 637.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Kalamata via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki in around 11h 15m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Kalamata 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
410€ - 650€
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 27€
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL Chalkidikis
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Kalamata is 977 km. It takes approximately 10h 20m to drive from Sofia to Kalamata.

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Lufthansa, TUI fly Belgium, Cairo Aviation and six other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Kalamata Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Kalamata. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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