There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Moscow by plane, bus, 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 to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) SOF - SVO

$99 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  47 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus Sofia-Varna-Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Central Bus Station to Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow

$61 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly to Moscow Domodedovo  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Moscow Domodedovo (DME) SOF - DME

$109 - $249

Fly to Moscow Vnukovo  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) SOF - VKO

$118 - $226

Bus, train via Györ  •  43 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Györ
  2. Take the train from Györ to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Moskva Belorusskaja R / ...

$248 - $310

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria, train  •  47 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Warszawa
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Moskva Belorusskaja R / ...

$224 - $302

Bus Ecolines, train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vilnius
  2. Take the train from Vilnius to Moskva Belorusskaja

$136 - $219

Drive  •  28 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Moscow 1367.1 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Moscow is to bus which costs $60 - $100 and takes 47 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Moscow is to fly which costs $95 - $210 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Moscow is 1777 km. The road distance is 2187.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Moscow without a car is to bus and train which takes 43 h 20 min and costs $240 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Sofia to Moscow, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Moscow is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $95 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 47 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Moscow is 1 h ahead of Sofia. It is currently 5:20 PM in Sofia and 5:20 PM in Moscow.

Map of how to get from Sofia to Moscow.
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  • Distance: 1110.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Moscow, Russia?

Bulgaria Air, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Sofia to Moscow every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Moscow via Odessa Central Bus, Odessa Central Bus Station, Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow, and Teply Stan in around 47 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Domodedovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $450
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Domodedovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $450
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Domodedovo via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Domodedovo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Domodedovo via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Sofia to Moscow Vnukovo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Györ to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Wien Hbf to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
28 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
17 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Vilnius to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$20 - $30
2nd Class (Kupé)
$30 - $50
Bus operators
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Györ
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Odessa Central Bus Station to Novoyasnevskaya bus station, Moscow
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
touring.bg

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