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

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Fly  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kosice (KSC) SOF - KSC

$111 - $391

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Bus Group Ltd., train  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

$13 - $19

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Bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice 912

$16 - $27

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria, train  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

$63 - $81

Train  •  31 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

$87 - $126

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Košice 632.9 miles

$120 - $190

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Košice. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Košice via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Košice. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Kosice via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 19 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Košice is 688 km. The road distance is 1012.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Sofia to Košice, including transfers.

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Sofia to Košice bus services, operated by Group Ltd., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Košice is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 31 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Kosice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Košice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Košice station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Košice.
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  • Distance: 429.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Košice, Slovakia?

Austrian Airlines, LOT and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Košice 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Košice via Budapest Népliget and Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 16 h 55 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
touring.bg

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Košice is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 11:05 PM in Sofia and 10:05 PM in Košice.

Sofia to Košice train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Košice is 1013 km. It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to drive from Sofia to Košice.

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Bulgaria Air, CSA, LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Košice. Prices start at $38 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 .

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