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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Prague by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 4 min

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

$68 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  19 h 44 min

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

$44 - $71

3 alternative options

Bus Arda Tur  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Prague

$45 - $140

Train  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Lököshaza to Szolnok D / ...
  4. Take the train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n. Ec

$95 - $139

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Prague 805.4 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to bus which costs $40 - $75 and takes 19 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Prague is to fly which costs $65 - $190 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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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 20 h 25 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 Videle, Arad, Lököshaza, Szolnok and Budapest-Nyugati. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 29 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Prague is 1067 km. The road distance is 1288.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 44 min and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Sofia to Prague, including transfers.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Sofia 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 5 h 4 min and costs $65 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $75 and takes 19 h 44 min, you could also train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 33 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Prague.
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  • Distance: 666.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and two 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 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Prague via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Lököshaza to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 - $110
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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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 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
ardatur.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
$54
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 - $210
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
$93
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
$95 - $140
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 - $120
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
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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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Sofia to Prague bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Prague station.

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Prague is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 1:20 AM in Sofia and 12:20 AM in Prague.

Sofia to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Prague is 1289 km. It takes approximately 12 h 53 min to drive from Sofia to Prague.

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Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 3636+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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