There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Sarajevo by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Drina Trans  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$36 - $57

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Bus via Beograd  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Belgrade
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Istočno Sarajevo

Train, bus  •  17 h 45 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 bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$37 - $95

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo

$45 - $80

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Sarajevo 385.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Sarajevo (SJJ) SOF - SJJ

$135 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Sarajevo is to bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Sarajevo is to fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $130 - $300.

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The distance between Sofia and Sarajevo is 422 km. The road distance is 617 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Sofia to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Istočno Sarajevo via Niš and Zvornik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Sarajevo via Niš and Zvornik in around 10 h 50 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Sofia to Sarajevo 5 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
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
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Drina Trans
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Niš to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Dimitrovgrad to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pks.rs
Transprodukt-Bus Prevoz
Phone
+381 11 7614 715
Email
office@transprodukt.rs
Website
transprodukt.rs
Bus from Beograd to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
transprodukt.rs
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk

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