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There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Ohrid by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus via Skopje  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$24 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Ohrid

$19 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Kichevo
  3. Take the bus from Kichevo to Ohrid

$28 - $57

Drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Ohrid 266.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Ohrid is to bus which costs $19 - $29 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Ohrid is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Ohrid. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Ohrid is 273 km. The road distance is 426.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Ohrid without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $23 - $80.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Sofia to Ohrid, including transfers.

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Sofia to Ohrid bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Ohrid bus services, operated by Biser Prom, arrive at Ohrid station.

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Ohrid is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 11:03 PM in Sofia and 10:03 PM in Ohrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Ohrid is 427 km. It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to drive from Sofia to Ohrid.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Ohrid.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Ohrid, Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Ohrid via Skopje in around 8 h 40 min.

Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
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Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Kičevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
matpu.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk

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