There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Katowice by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Katowice  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Katowice (KTW) SOF - KTW

$74 - $269

Cheapest option

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Krakow (KRK) SOF - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi

$45 - $217

5 alternative options

Fly to Warsaw, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Warsaw (WAW) SOF - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice

$82 - $252

Fly to Ostrava, train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ostrava (OSR) SOF - OSR
  2. Take the train from Ostrava-Svinov to Katowice

$92 - $382

Fly to Vienna, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice

$83 - $247

Bus  •  24 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Katowice

$75 - $250

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Katowice 834.2 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Katowice is to fly and bus which costs $40 - $220 and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Katowice is to fly and train which costs $80 - $260 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Katowice. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 h 41 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Katowice is 902 km. The road distance is 1334.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 41 min and costs $75 - $250.

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It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to get from Sofia to Katowice, including transfers.

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Sofia to Katowice bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Katowice is to fly which takes 8 h 53 min and costs $70 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $250 and takes 24 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 564 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 53 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Katowice, Poland?

Lufthansa, LOT and three other airlines fly from Sofia to Katowice hourly. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Sofia to Katowice twice a week. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 24 h 41 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Ostrava via Prague
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Ostrava via Munich, Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Sofia to Ostrava via Vienna, Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Katowice via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Ostrava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Ostrava-Svinov to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $16
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Katowice
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
touring.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Katowice
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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