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

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h

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

$102 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus  •  37 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Lwiw Stryiskyi bus station

$36 - $64

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Bus FlixBus  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N982 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Lviv 425

$96 - $131

Bus, train  •  26 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Gl. Ic
  3. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Lvov Ic

$77 - $129

Train, night train  •  30 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  4. Take the train from Chernovcy to Lvov AVE

$52 - $79

Train  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa 462
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse 462
  3. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  4. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  5. Take the train from Chernovcy to Lvov AVE

$52 - $83

Drive  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Lviv 829.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Lviv is to bus which costs $35 - $65 and takes 37 h 30 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.

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Lviv. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Lviv via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 15 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, Bucharest - Gara de Nord and Chernovcy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Lviv without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 15 min and costs $95 - $140.

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

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

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Lviv every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Lviv via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest Népliget in around 23 h 15 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $430
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Kiev
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Przemysl Gl. to Lvov
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Przemyśl Główny to Lviv
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.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
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Lviv
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ecolines
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
touring.bg
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernivtsi to Lwiw Stryiskyi bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua

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