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There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Kiev by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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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Fly to Boryspil, subway  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Boryspil (KBP) SOF - KBP
  2. Take the subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota

$85 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus Maximov Tours  •  31 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus Sofia-Varna-Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Kolontaivska to Kiev Central Bus Station

$45 - $73

4 alternative options

Fly to Kyiv Zhuliany  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) SOF - IEV

$112 - $312

Bus Avtoekspres  •  31 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kiev

$63 - $80

Train  •  36 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station Bucharest

$74 - $107

Drive  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kiev 820.2 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 31 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to fly and subway which costs $80 - $180 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Kiev. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Kiev via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Kiev station. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station via Bucharest - Gara de Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 31 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Kiev is 1022 km. The road distance is 1312.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kiev without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 27 min and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Sofia to Kiev, including transfers.

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Sofia to Kiev bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Kiev is to fly which takes 7 h 57 min and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $75 and takes 31 h 27 min, you could also train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 36 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Kiev.
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  • Distance: 638.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Kiev, Ukraine?

LOT, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Kiev 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Kiev via Odessa Central Bus, Odessa Kolontaivska, Kiev Central Bus Station, and Demiivska in around 31 h 27 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Boryspil via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $350
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Kyiv Zhuliany via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Kyiv Zhuliany via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Boryspil
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Boryspil via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kyiv Zhuliany via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Kyiv Zhuliany via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Sofia to Kyiv Zhuliany via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Kharkivska to Zoloti Vorota
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Maximov Tours
Phone
+380930004636
Email
maxtours1991@gmail.com
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Kiev
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Boryspil Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Sofia to Kiev bus services, operated by Avtoekspres, arrive at Kiev station.

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Sofia to Kiev train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Kiev is 1312 km. It takes approximately 16 h 56 min to drive from Sofia to Kiev.

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Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Boryspil Airport.

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There are 2502+ hotels available in Kiev. Prices start at $24 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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