There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Pavlikeni by train, bus, taxi 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

Train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. 2601 / ...

$7 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  4 h 51 min

Bus ETAP Group  •  4 h 58 min

$11 - $17

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. 138.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. 138.1 miles

$22 - $35

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Pavlikeni, Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Pavlikeni every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $8 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Pavlikeni via Sevlievo in around 4 h 51 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Sevlievo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Municipality Pavlikeni Bus
Website
pavlikeni.bg
Bus from Sevlievo to Pavlikeni
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pavlikeni.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Pavlikeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
pavlikeni.bg
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Veliko Turnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Aleks ОK
Phone
+359 62 60 22 60
Email
info@alexok.com
Website
alexok.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Pavlikeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
alexok.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Pavlikeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Pavlikeni is 173 km. The road distance is 221 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Pavlikeni is to train which costs $7 - $8 and takes 3 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Pavlikeni is to taxi which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $110 - $140.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Pavlikeni. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Pavlikeni. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Pavlikeni via Sevlievo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

The train from Sofia to Pavlikeni takes 3 h 23 min including transfers and departs every four hours.