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

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

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str to Meteora

$38 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kalampaka

$25 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus Ilias Travel  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str to Meteora

$51 - $52

Train, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 361
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Kalampáka 591 / ...

$43 - $58

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Meteora 326.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Ioannina, drive  •  10 h 30 min

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

$53 - $237

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - The met hotel to Meteora

$131 - $331

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Meteora via Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str in around 8 h 31 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Budapest, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
TUS Airways Ltd
Website
tusairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Ioannina via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Paphos
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Kalampáka
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$17 - $23
First Class
$22 - $29
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki - Monastiriou str to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki - The met hotel to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
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 a week
Estimated price
$25 - $27
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Kalampaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Florence to Rome, How to get from JFK to New York City and Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Meteora?

The distance between Sofia and Meteora is 360 km. The road distance is 522 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Meteora?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Meteora is to bus which costs $25 - $35 and takes 13 h 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Meteora?

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

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Meteora?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Kalampaka. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Meteora?

It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Sofia to Meteora, including transfers.