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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Lviv (LWO) SOF - LWO

$102 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus Group Ltd.  •  23 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lviv, Lviv bus station N3300

$34 - $54

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  24 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kecskemét N982
  2. Take the train from Szolnok to Lvov Wien

$72 - $121

Train  •  27 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse(BG) 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Vadul Siret Ir
  3. Take the train from Vadul Siret to Chernovcy
  4. Take the train from Chernovcy to Lvov D

$37 - $61

Train, night train  •  30 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the night train from Chernovcy to Lvov

$52 - $81

Bus Ecolines  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Lemberg Chernivetska

$89 - $259

Drive  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Lviv 829.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Lviv is to train which costs $35 - $65 and takes 27 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Lviv is to fly which costs $100 - $160 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Lviv. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Shukhevycha str. via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Lviv Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Lviv. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Lvov via Ruse(BG), Vadul Siret and Chernovcy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 1 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Lviv is 796 km. The road distance is 1327.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Lviv without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 38 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Sofia to Lviv, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Lviv is to fly which takes 7 h 12 min and costs $100 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 23 h 38 min, you could also train, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 27 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Lviv.
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  • Distance: 497.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines fly from Sofia to Lviv 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Lviv via Budapest Népliget, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Lviv, Lviv bus station, and Lviv Bus Station in around 23 h 38 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Szolnok to Lvov
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse(BG)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Vadul Siret
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Vadul Siret to Chernovcy
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$2 - $4
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$10 - $14
Train from Chernovcy to Lvov
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$13 - $18
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 Lviv, Lviv bus station
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Kecskemét
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
touring.bg
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Lemberg Chernivetska
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Lviv Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Lviv bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, arrive at Lemberg Chernivetska station.

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Sofia to Lviv train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Lvov station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Lviv is 1327 km. It takes approximately 15 h 4 min to drive from Sofia to Lviv.

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Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Lviv Airport.

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There are 1959+ hotels available in Lviv. Prices start at $20 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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