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There are 10 ways to get from Sofia to Kalamata by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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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Bus KTEL Messinias  •  11h 7m

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

$87 - $107

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Bus  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kalamata

$30 - $85

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Train, bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Strumjani
  2. Take the bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata

$131 - $175

Bus KTEL Arkadias  •  18h 47m

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

Drive  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kalamata 611.1 miles

$140 - $220

Fly Sofia to Athens, bus  •  9h 40m

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

$57 - $154

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Kalamata  •  9h 25m

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

$91 - $362

Fly Sofia to Kythira, car ferry  •  13h 36m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kythira (KIT) SOF - KIT
  2. Take the car ferry from Kýthira to Kalamata

$98 - $404

Bus to Kavala, fly to Athens, bus  •  14h 6m

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

$137 - $340

Fly Sofia to Zakinthos, bus  •  16h 4m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zakinthos (ZTH) SOF - ZTH
  2. Take the bus from Pýrgos to Kalamata

$167 - $545

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $160 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to bus and fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 9h 25m.

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

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The distance between Sofia and Kalamata is 638 km. The road distance is 977.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kalamata without a car is to bus which takes 11h 7m and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 11h 7m to get from Sofia to Kalamata, including transfers.

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Sofia to Kalamata bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Kalamata is 978 km. It takes approximately 10h 28m to drive from Sofia to Kalamata.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Kalamata.
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  • Distance: 398.5 miles
  • Duration: 11h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Kalamata via Thessaloniki KTEL and Thessaloniki in around 11h 7m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Kythira via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Sofia to Kythira via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Beirut, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Kythira via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Kavala to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sofia to Kythira via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Vienna
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via Rome
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Sofia to Zakinthos via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Train operators
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Pýrgos to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $27
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Arkadias
Phone
2710 230 140
Email
ktelark@otenet.gr
Website
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Tripoli to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelarkadias.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ferry operators
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Kýthira to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
lane.gr

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 447+ hotels available in Kalamata. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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