There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Salzburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Salzburg  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Salzburg (SZG) SOF - SZG

$111 - $1,101

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Salzburg Switzerland

$40 - $170

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Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Munich (MUC) SOF - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$124 - $364

Fly to Vienna, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf

$101 - $281

Bus, train  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Wien Erdberg
  2. Take the train from Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz to Salzburg, Salzburg K485 / ...

$93 - $139

Bus Euro Bus MK  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
  2. Take the bus from Kumanovo to Salzburg

$92 - $188

Train  •  33 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$165 - $258

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Salzburg 751.7 miles

$130 - $200

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 23 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Salzburg is 983 km. The road distance is 1202.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Salzburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Sofia to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Sofia to Salzburg bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Salzburg is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 33 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Salzburg bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 614.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Salzburg, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Salzburg hourly. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Salzburg 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 18 h 10 min. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
airkona.com
Bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
airkona.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
karat-s.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Kumanovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
matpu.com
Euro Bus MK
Website
eurobus.mk
Bus from Kumanovo to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
eurobus.mk

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Salzburg is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 8:28 PM in Sofia and 7:28 PM in Salzburg.

Sofia to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Salzburg is 1203 km. It takes approximately 12 h 14 min to drive from Sofia to Salzburg.

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LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Sofia to Salzburg bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 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 .

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