There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Transylvania by bus, 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 via Ruse  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
  4. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  22 h 25 min

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

$37 - $58

5 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș

$46 - $64

Train  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Razboieni Ir
  4. Take the train from Razboieni to Chirileu R

$40 - $57

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Transylvania 485.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus  •  8 h 54 min

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

$118 - $205

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania is to train which costs $40 - $60 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Transylvania is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $210 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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

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It takes approximately 13 h 36 min to get from Sofia to Transylvania, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Band via Bucharest Gară Filaret and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 275.9 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 36 min

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Transylvania via Ruse, Bucharest, Bucuresti, Ploiesti, and Fântânele in around 13 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Transylvania via Vidin, Craiova, Razboieni, and Chirileu in around 20 h 55 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni, Iasi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and 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
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Vidin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Razboieni
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Razboieni to Chirileu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
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
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Union Ivkoni
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiești
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
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
Alexa Trans
Phone
0263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
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
$20 - $35
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
$16 - $23
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

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