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There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Prague by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Prague (PRG) SOF - PRG

1 410 Kč - 3 855 Kč

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Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station Plovdiv - Hamburg / ...

1 000 Kč - 1 900 Kč

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Bus and ferry  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague

Bus, train  •  21h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Brno Bus Station Zvonarka Varna - Berlin / ...
  2. Take the train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Rj / ...

1 719 Kč - 2 190 Kč

Train  •  30h 4m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin Re
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.

1 192 Kč - 2 947 Kč

Drive  •  12h 11m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Prague 1286.6 km

3 300 Kč - 4 900 Kč

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Yes, entry into Czechia is currently allowed from Bulgaria.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Prague is 00420 724 810 106.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Prague is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Prague is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to bus which costs $45 - $85 and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to fly which costs $60 - $170 and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Prague. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 16h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Prague. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Prague, hl.n. via Vidin, Craiova, Budapest-Keleti and Vienna, Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 4m.

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The distance between Sofia and Prague is 1067 km. The road distance is 1286.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Prague without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 16h 44m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Sofia to Prague, including transfers.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Sofia Serdica station.

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Sofia to Prague train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Prague is to fly which takes 4h 32m and costs $60 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 18h, you could also train, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 30h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Prague.
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  • Distance: 1066.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Prague, Czech Republic?

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Sofia to Prague every 4 hours. Alternatively, Balkan Horn operates a vehicle from Sofia to Prague twice a week, and the journey takes 16h 44m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 600 Kč - 9 500 Kč
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 6 500 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 800 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 800 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 5 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 6 000 Kč
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 Kč - 500 Kč
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
300 Kč - 370 Kč
Business
410 Kč - 500 Kč
1st Class
420 Kč - 500 Kč
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
330 Kč - 390 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
330 Kč - 390 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 1 600 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 Kč - 260 Kč
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
70 Kč - 90 Kč
1st Class
230 Kč - 260 Kč
Train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
360 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
360 Kč - 460 Kč
1st Class
950 Kč - 1 100 Kč
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 Kč - 490 Kč
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
150 Kč - 190 Kč
1st Class
430 Kč - 490 Kč
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
260 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
260 Kč - 380 Kč
1st Class
600 Kč - 950 Kč
Bus operators
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
16h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Balkan Horn
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 600 Kč - 1 900 Kč
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Brno Bus Station Zvonarka
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 400 Kč - 1 700 Kč
Website
Arda Tur
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Praha
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 248 Kč
Website
Group Ltd.
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 600 Kč - 4 600 Kč
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 3 100 Kč
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Prague Florenc Central Bus Station.

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Prague is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 3:19 AM in Sofia and 2:19 AM in Prague.

Sofia to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Prague is 1287 km. It takes approximately 12h 11m to drive from Sofia to Prague.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Sofia to Prague bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 2635+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 250 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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