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There are 11 ways to get from Sofia to Svalyava by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Budapest  •  20h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Koebanya-Kispest to Chop Ic
  3. Take the train from Chop-Pas to Svaliava

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Fly to Satu Mare, drive  •  13h 14m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Satu Mare (SUJ) SOF - SUJ
  2. Drive from Satu Mare to Svalyava

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Bus  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Uzhhorod Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Uzhhorod to Svaljava

Bus, night train, train  •  24h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
  2. Take the night train from Baile Herculane to Szolnok Irn
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Mukachevo Ic

Train  •  27h 31m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin Re
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Szolnok Ir
  4. Take the train from Szolnok to Chop Ic
  5. Take the train from Chop-Pas to Svaliava

Bus, train  •  28h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bistriţa
  2. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Borşa
  3. Take the bus from Borşa to Sighetu Marmaţiei
  4. Take the train from Solotvyno I to Svaliava

Drive  •  11h 22m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Svalyava 1123.5 km

Fly to Lviv, train  •  12h 41m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Lviv (LWO) SOF - LWO
  2. Take the train from Lviv to Svaliava

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus, train  •  16h 18m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) SOF - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Cluj Airport to Negreşti-Oaş
  3. Take the train from Bushtyna to Svaliava

Fly to Kosice, train  •  12h

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kosice (KSC) SOF - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Chop
  3. Take the train from Chop-Pas to Svaliava

Fly to Budapest, train  •  12h 7m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Budapest (BUD) SOF - BUD
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Chop
  3. Take the train from Chop-Pas to Svaliava

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Svalyava is to fly and train which costs $40 - $130 and takes 12h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Sofia to Svalyava is to drive. Taking this option will cost $110 - $170 and takes 11h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Svalyava. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Svaljava via Budapest Nepliget and Uzhhorod. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Svalyava. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Svaliava via Vidin, Craiova, Szolnok and Chop-Pas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 31m.

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The distance between Sofia and Svalyava is 651 km. The road distance is 1123.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Svalyava without a car is to bus and train via Budapest which takes 20h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 20h 48m to get from Sofia to Svalyava, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Svalyava is to bus which takes 22h 45m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 27h 31m.

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  • Distance: 651 km
  • Duration: 20h 48m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Svalyava, Ukraine?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Svalyava via Budapest Népliget, Budapest Nepliget, Uzhhorod Bus Station, and Uzhhorod in around 22h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Svalyava via Vidin, Craiova, Szolnok, and Chop-Pas in around 27h 31m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Satu Mare via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
600 ₴ - 4 000 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
410 ₴ - 3 400 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₴ - 3 500 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
430 ₴ - 2 800 ₴
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Budapest
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
410 ₴ - 2 700 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
650 ₴ - 3 700 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2 600 ₴ - 12 000 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
250 ₴ - 3 400 ₴
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Satu Mare via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1 900 ₴ - 4 300 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
3 300 ₴ - 6 500 ₴
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3 800 ₴ - 15 000 ₴
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5 000 ₴ - 19 000 ₴
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 900 ₴ - 13 000 ₴
Wind Rose
Website
windrose.aero
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4 800 ₴ - 9 000 ₴
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Lviv via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3 400 ₴ - 18 000 ₴
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
950 ₴ - 3 900 ₴
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
2 300 ₴ - 7 500 ₴
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1 300 ₴ - 4 800 ₴
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Koebanya-Kispest to Chop
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 ₴ - 600 ₴
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Mukachevo
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 ₴ - 490 ₴
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Chop
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
350 ₴ - 420 ₴
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ferihegy to Chop
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
470 ₴ - 600 ₴
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop-Pas to Svaliava
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₴ - 360 ₴
Schedules at
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
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Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
1st Class
350 ₴ - 900 ₴
3rd Class
110 ₴ - 160 ₴
2nd Class
220 ₴ - 360 ₴
Train from Solotvyno I to Svaliava
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 ₴ - 420 ₴
Schedules at
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
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Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
1st Class
430 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
3rd Class
120 ₴ - 180 ₴
2nd Class
240 ₴ - 420 ₴
Train from Lviv to Svaliava
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
250 ₴ - 420 ₴
Schedules at
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
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Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
1st Class
430 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
3rd Class
120 ₴ - 180 ₴
2nd Class
250 ₴ - 420 ₴
Train from Bushtyna to Svaliava
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 ₴ - 400 ₴
Schedules at
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Book at
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
1st Class
410 ₴ - 1 000 ₴
3rd Class
120 ₴ - 170 ₴
2nd Class
240 ₴ - 400 ₴
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Night train from Baile Herculane to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
240 ₴ - 800 ₴
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
240 ₴ - 310 ₴
1st Class
650 ₴ - 800 ₴
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 ₴ - 290 ₴
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
75 ₴ - 100 ₴
1st Class
260 ₴ - 290 ₴
Train from Craiova to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
350 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
350 ₴ - 440 ₴
1st Class
900 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lvov to Svaliava
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 000 ₴ - 1 400 ₴
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kosice to Chop
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
600 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
600 ₴ - 900 ₴
2nd class
750 ₴ - 1 100 ₴
1st class
1 100 ₴ - 1 600 ₴
Bus operators
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Group Ltd.
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Uzhhorod Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
800 ₴ - 1 200 ₴
Website
EuroClub
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Uzhhorod-1
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
500 ₴ - 650 ₴
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
600 ₴ - 800 ₴
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Uzhhorod to Svaljava
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55 ₴ - 90 ₴
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
3 200 ₴ - 4 100 ₴
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Dracard Com Serv SRL
Phone
+4-0742-612.800
Website
dracard.autogari.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Borşa
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
107 ₴
Website
Dracard Com Serv SRL
Bus from Borşa to Sighetu Marmaţiei
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
93 ₴
Website
Dracard Com Serv SRL
Geo Tur
Phone
0742.945.755
Email
contact@geo-tur.ro
Website
geotur.autogari.ro
Bus from Borşa-Baia to Sighetu Marmaţiei
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
42 ₴
Schedules at
geotur.autogari.ro
Aerotran Pass
Phone
+4 0758 928 530
Email
aerotrans_pass@yahoo.com
Website
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Bus from Cluj Airport to Negreşti-Oaş
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
200 ₴ - 2 000 ₴
Schedules at
transportaeroportcluj.ro

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Satu Mare Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 35m and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Svalyava bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, arrive at Svaljava station.

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Sofia to Svalyava train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Svaliava station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Svalyava is 1124 km. It takes approximately 11h 22m to drive from Sofia to Svalyava.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and Tarom offer flights from Sofia Airport to Satu Mare Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Svalyava. Prices start at 2 500 ₴ per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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