There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Rijeka by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Sofia to Zagreb, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zagreb (ZAG) SOF - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$144 - $376

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka

$45 - $72

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Fly Sofia to Ljubljana, night bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ljubljana (LJU) SOF - LJU
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$150 - $609

Fly Sofia to Trieste, night bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Trieste (TRS) SOF - TRS
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$72 - $276

Bus to Skopje, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zagreb (ZAG) SKP - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$101 - $283

Bus Georg  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka

$108 - $147

Drive  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Rijeka 587.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Rijeka is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Rijeka is to fly and night bus which costs $150 - $650 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Rijeka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Rijeka is 768 km. The road distance is 940.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Sofia to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Sofia to Rijeka bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Rijeka bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Rijeka station.

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Rijeka is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 6:25 PM in Sofia and 5:25 PM in Rijeka.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Rijeka is 941 km. It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to drive from Sofia to Rijeka.

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Air France, Air Serbia, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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  • Distance: 479.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 39 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Rijeka via Autobusni kolodvor and Zagreb in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bus60.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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