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

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Fly to Vienna, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$63 - $217

Cheapest option

Fly to Bratislava  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bratislava (BTS) SOF - BTS

$37 - $232

4 alternative options

Fly to Kosice  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kosice (KSC) SOF - KSC

$111 - $391

Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Bratislava

$45 - $110

Train  •  29 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 Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...

$75 - $109

Drive  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bratislava 600.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Slovakia is to bus which costs $45 - $110 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Slovakia is to fly which costs $35 - $240 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Slovakia. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Videle, Arad, Lököshaza, Szolnok and Budapest-Nyugati. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 29 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Slovakia is 736 km. The road distance is 960.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Slovakia without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Sofia to Slovakia, including transfers.

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Sofia to Slovakia bus services, operated by Group Ltd., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Slovakia is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $110 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 15 h, you could also train, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 29 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Slovakia.
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  • Distance: 459.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Slovakia?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Sofia to Košice every 4 hours. Alternatively, Group Ltd. operates a bus from Sofia to Bratislava once daily. Tickets cost $49 and the journey takes 15 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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 Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
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 Bratislava
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sofia to Slovakia bus services, operated by Group Ltd., arrive at Bratislava station.

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Slovakia is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 7:49 PM in Sofia and 6:49 PM in Slovakia.

Sofia to Slovakia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Slovakia is 961 km. It takes approximately 9 h 54 min to drive from Sofia to Slovakia.

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Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Slovakia. Prices start at $39 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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