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

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Fly to Trieste, shuttle  •  11h 17m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Trieste (TRS) SOF - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Novigrad

407 kn - 2.545 kn

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Ljubljana N981
  2. Take the night bus from Ljubljana bus station to Umag bus station N909

391 kn - 1.024 kn

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Fly to Venice, line 2 ferry, ferry  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Venice (VCE) SOF - VCE
  2. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto
  3. Take the ferry from Venice to Umag

864 kn - 1.397 kn

Fly to Zagreb, shuttle, night bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zagreb (ZAG) SOF - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take the night bus from Ljubljana bus station to Umag bus station

837 kn - 4.445 kn

Fly to Bologna, train, line 2 ferry, ferry  •  10h 44m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bologna (BLQ) SOF - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
  3. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Umag

924 kn - 2.482 kn

Fly to Venice Treviso, line 2 ferry, ferry  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Venice Treviso (TSF) SOF - TSF
  2. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto
  3. Take the ferry from Venice to Umag

884 kn - 1.942 kn

Fly to Milan Bergamo, shuttle, line 2 ferry, ferry  •  11h 27m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SOF - BGY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Padova
  3. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto
  4. Take the ferry from Venice to Umag

1.034 kn - 4.692 kn

Fly to Vienna, shuttle  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana Airport
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale

842 kn - 8.005 kn

Bus  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Trieste

845 kn - 1.166 kn

Bus via Ljubljana  •  20h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Umag Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Pula / ...

929 kn - 1.150 kn

Drive  •  10h 15m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Umag 1045.7 km

800 kn - 1.200 kn

Sofia to Umag by bus and night bus

The journey time between Sofia and Umag is around 41h 45m and covers a distance of around 1057 km. The fastest journey normally takes 33h 45m. Operated by Georg, Union Ivkoni, Yubim and others, the Sofia to Umag service departs from Sofia and arrives in Umag bus station. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
41h 45m
Fastest journey time:
33h 45m
Journey distance:
1057 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
391 kn
Carbon emissions:
131 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:50
Last service departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sofia to Umag bus and night bus schedules

Bulgaria → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Bulgaria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • 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
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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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 Croatia 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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Umag is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Umag is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Umag is to bus and night bus which costs $60 - $170 and takes 16h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Sofia to Umag is to fly and line 2 ferry and ferry. Taking this option will cost $140 - $320 and takes 8h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Umag station. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Umag bus station via Ljubljana bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 50m.

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The distance between Sofia and Umag is 839 km. The road distance is 1045.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Umag without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 16h 50m and costs $60 - $170.

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It takes approximately 11h 17m to get from Sofia to Umag, including transfers.

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Sofia to Umag bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Sofia station.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Umag bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Umag bus station.

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Umag is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 8:13 PM in Sofia and 7:13 PM in Umag.

Map of how to get from Sofia to Umag.
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  • Distance: 839.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 17m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Umag, Croatia?

Georg operates a bus from Sofia to Trieste 5 times a week. Tickets cost 800 kn - 1.100 kn and the journey takes 16h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.300 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120 kn - 650 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110 kn - 600 kn
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95 kn - 600 kn
Flights from Sofia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
250 kn - 550 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
150 kn - 900 kn
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
200 kn - 1.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.500 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Sofia to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.400 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
600 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.400 kn
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.500 kn
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
460 kn - 1.100 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.800 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110 kn - 700 kn
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.600 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.900 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.200 kn
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 kn - 420 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Base Standard
240 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
300 kn - 420 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
150 kn - 170 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 330 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
130 kn - 180 kn
Smart Low Cost
110 kn - 160 kn
Smart Flex
240 kn - 330 kn
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Novigrad
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.700 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
210 kn - 270 kn
Private
500 kn - 1.700 kn
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.700 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.700 kn
Shuttle from Orio al Serio Airport to Padova
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
270 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.100 kn - 2.200 kn
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
290 kn - 4.300 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
290 kn - 390 kn
Private
2.000 kn - 4.300 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
230 kn - 1.400 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
230 kn - 260 kn
Private
700 kn - 1.400 kn
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
Night bus from Ljubljana bus station to Umag bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
320 kn - 390 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Umag bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ZUP Prevozi
Phone
+386 (0) 31 30 41 41
Email
info@zup-prevozi.eu
Website
zup-prevozi.eu
Shuttle from Vienna Airport to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 2.400 kn
Schedules at
zup-prevozi.eu
Economy class
2.000 kn - 2.400 kn
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
700 kn - 950 kn
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Trieste
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
210 kn - 290 kn
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
850 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Yubim
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Umag Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
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Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
95 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
110 kn - 150 kn
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Umag Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Umag is 1046 km. It takes approximately 10h 15m to drive from Sofia to Umag.

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