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

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Bus Ilias Travel  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora

$70 - $71

Cheapest option

Fly to Ioannina, drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ioannina (IOA) SOF - IOA
  2. Drive from Ioannina to Meteora

$53 - $247

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki Railway Station
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora

$58 - $62

Bus Arda Tur  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora

$60

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Meteora 326.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora

$124 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Meteora is to bus which costs $60 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Meteora is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Meteora. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Meteora via Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Meteora is 360 km. The road distance is 522.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Meteora without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 22 min and costs $69 - $71.

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It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to get from Sofia to Meteora, including transfers.

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Sofia to Meteora bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Sofia station.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Ioannina Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Meteora bus services, operated by Ammon Express, arrive at Meteora station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Meteora is 522 km. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Sofia to Meteora.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Meteora.
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  • Distance: 224.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 22 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Meteora, Thessaly, Greece?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Meteora via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
TUS Airways Ltd
Website
tusairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Bus operators
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki Railway Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Bulgaria Air, Sky Express , Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Ioannina Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Meteora. Prices start at $46 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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