There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Tbilisi by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Tbilisi (TBS) SOF - TBS

$122 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kesap
  3. Take the bus from Keşap to Tbilisi

$41 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  37 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  3. Take the bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
  4. Take the train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central Railway Station 201

$43 - $88

Train, carferry  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Burgas
  2. Take the carferry from Burgas to Batumi
  3. Take the train from Batumi to Tbilisi Central Railway Station 201

$160 - $303

Drive  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Tbilisi 1368.7 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Tbilisi is to bus which costs $40 - $75 and takes 34 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Tbilisi is to fly which costs $120 - $210 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Tbilisi is 1767 km. The road distance is 2189.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Sofia to Tbilisi, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Tbilisi. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Tbilisi via Istanbul Otogari and Keşap. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 44 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Tbilisi, Georgia?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Tbilisi every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Tbilisi via Istanbul Otogari, Kesap, and Keşap in around 34 h 44 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Tbilisi via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Tbilisi via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Tbilisi via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Tbilisi via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Tbilisi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
Standard
$7 - $9
Compartment
$8
Soft-seated
$19
Train from Batumi to Tbilisi Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
Standard
$7 - $9
Compartment
$8
Soft-seated
$19
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$15 - $16
Extra Comfort Compartment
$27 - $29
Compartment car
$22 - $24
Sleeping car
$38 - $42
Train from Batumi to Tbilisi Central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$15 - $17
Extra Comfort Compartment
$27 - $30
Compartment car
$23 - $25
Sleeping car
$39 - $43
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kesap
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Keşap to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Ferry operators
Black Sea Ferry Services
Phone
359 56 871 628
Email
DDrajev@portbulgariawest.com
Website
pbm.bg
Car ferry from Burgas to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Schedules at
pbm.bg
4 bed cabin
$141
2 bed cabin
$176
Personal Car
$270
Minibus, Van
$505
Motorcycle
$153
Kid ticket
$71

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