There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Transylvania by bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ploiesti Sud
  4. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele

Cheapest option

Bus via Ruse  •  17 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  3. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Targu Mures

$35 - $49

5 alternative options

Train, night train  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures

$44 - $60

Bus  •  22 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Târgu Mureș

$40 - $63

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Transylvania 485.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) SOF - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

$120 - $206

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Sibiu (SBZ) SOF - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș

$108 - $474

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Transylvania via Ruse, Bucharest Otopeni Airport, Otopeni Airport, Targu Mures, and Târgu Mureș in around 17 h 28 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Sofia to Sibiu via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ploiesti Sud
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.540
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Otopeni Airport to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
fany.ro
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Balint Trans
Phone
+4- 0265-255-092
Website
balinttrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
balinttrans.ro
Book at
balinttrans.ro

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Jadrolinija, Getting around the Cyclades and How to get from London to Edinburgh - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Transylvania?

The distance between Sofia and Transylvania is 441 km. The road distance is 777 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 17 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania?

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania is to fly and bus which takes 8 h 51 min and costs $120 - $210.

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Transylvania?

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Band via Ruse, Otopeni Airport and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Transylvania?

It takes approximately 12 h 33 min to get from Sofia to Transylvania, including transfers.