There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Kalamata 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.

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Bus KTEL Messinias  •  11 h 37 min

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

$87 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kalamata

$35 - $85

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h

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

$137 - $175

Bus KTEL Arkadias  •  18 h 47 min

  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  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kalamata 611.1 miles

$140 - $220

Fly Sofia to Kalamata  •  11 h 3 min

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

$142 - $603

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Kalamata  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Kalamata (KLX) SKG - KLX

$91 - $361

Fly Sofia to Athens, bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$57 - $154

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $160 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $160 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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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 16 h 15 min.

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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 11 h 37 min and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 11 h 37 min 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 best way to get from Sofia to Kalamata is to bus which takes 11 h 37 min and costs $85 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $650 and takes 11 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Kalamata Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 10 min 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: 398.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 37 min

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 11 h 37 min. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and six other airlines fly from Sofia to Kalamata 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Bucharest Otopeni, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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 Kalamata via Bucharest Otopeni, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Sofia to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Bus from Sofia to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Athens to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $31
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sandanski to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $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
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Arkadias
Phone
2710 230 140
Email
ktelark@otenet.gr
Website
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Tripoli to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelarkadias.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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