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

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Fly  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR

$22 - $115

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Varna 2601 / ...

$14 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Varna

$16 - $40

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Varna

$23 - $38

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Varna 328.1 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Varna is to train which costs $14 - $16 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Varna is to fly which costs $21 - $120 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Varna is 378 km. The road distance is 525 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Sofia to Varna, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Varna. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Varna. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Varna is 525 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Sofia to Varna.

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Sofia to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Varna station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Varna.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Varna, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air fly from Sofia to Varna 4 times a day. Alternatively, Biomet operates a bus from Sofia to Varna hourly. Tickets cost $41 and the journey takes 6 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
biomet.bg
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Varna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Varna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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