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Fly to Budapest, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Budapest (BUD) SOF - BUD
  2. Take the train from Koebanya-Kispest to Szekesfehervar

10 924 Ft - 50 107 Ft

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Fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

38 024 Ft - 96 807 Ft

Bus, train  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar Re / ...

Bus  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Budapest Népliget M Varna - Berlin / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Újbuda-központ to Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás 1205

31 011 Ft - 39 057 Ft

Bus, night train, train  •  20h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
  2. Take the night train from Baile Herculane to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar Re / ...

12 217 Ft - 22 252 Ft

Drive  •  8h 1m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Székesfehérvár 819.4 km

27 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft

Sofia to Székesfehérvár by bus, night train and train

The journey time between Sofia and Székesfehérvár is around 29h 45m and covers a distance of around 950 km. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 45m. Operated by FlixBus, Romanian Railways (CFR) and Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Sofia to Székesfehérvár service departs from Sofia and arrives in Szekesfehervar. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29h 45m
Fastest journey time:
29h 45m
Journey distance:
950 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
12 217 Ft
Carbon emissions:
79 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:00
Last service departs at:
02:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sofia to Székesfehérvár bus, night train and train schedules

Bulgaria → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Bulgaria

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Székesfehérvár is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Székesfehérvár is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Székesfehérvár is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Hungary.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Székesfehérvár is to bus and night train and train which costs $40 - $80 and takes 20h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Székesfehérvár is to fly and train which costs $35 - $170 and takes 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Székesfehérvár. However, there are services departing from Sofia Central Bus Station and arriving at Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás via Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás and Budapest Újbuda-központ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 3m.

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The distance between Sofia and Székesfehérvár is 631 km. The road distance is 819.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Székesfehérvár without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Sofia to Székesfehérvár, including transfers.

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Sofia to Székesfehérvár bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Sofia Central Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Sofia to Székesfehérvár bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Székesfehérvár is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 2:45 AM in Sofia and 1:45 AM in Székesfehérvár.

Map of how to get from Sofia to Székesfehérvár.
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  • Distance: 631.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Székesfehérvár, Hungary?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Székesfehérvár via Budapest Népliget M, Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás, and Budapest Újbuda-központ in around 14h 3m.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 250 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Koebanya-Kispest to Szekesfehervar
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 300 Ft - 1 600 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
1 100 Ft - 1 400 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 900 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Night train from Baile Herculane to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 700 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
3 700 Ft - 4 800 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Székesfehérvár is 819 km. It takes approximately 8h 1m to drive from Sofia to Székesfehérvár.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air offer flights from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Székesfehérvár. Prices start at 27 500 Ft 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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