There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Prague 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  •  5 h 13 min

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

$68 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Praha, ÚAN Florenc Rj / ...

$44 - $72

3 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Prague

$45 - $150

Train  •  29 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 491
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Wien Hbf Ec
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...

$126 - $244

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Prague 805.4 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to bus which costs $40 - $75 and takes 19 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $65 - $190.

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The distance between Sofia and Prague is 1067 km. The road distance is 1289 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Sofia to Prague, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Prague. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Prague. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Praha hl.n. via Dimitrovgrad, Niš, Beograd and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 15 min.

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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, you can take a bus from Sofia to Prague via Brno and Brno, AN u hotelu Grand in around 19 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Wien to Praha hlavní nádraží
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Brno
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Brno - Benešova to Praha, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $23
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
22 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Praha
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha Holešovice
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$97
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Praha
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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