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

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Fly  •  2 h 39 min

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

$22 - $115

Cheapest option

Bus Kaleia  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Byala

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Varna

$16 - $45

Train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$14 - $16

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 bus which costs $3 - $5 and takes 8 h 57 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 39 min.

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Varna without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $16 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Sofia to Varna, including transfers.

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Sofia to Varna bus services, operated by Biomet, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Varna train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Varna is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $21 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $45 and takes 6 h, you could also train, which costs $14 - $16 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Varna.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

Bulgaria Air flies from Sofia to Varna 3 times a day. Alternatively, Biomet operates a bus from Sofia to Varna hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $45 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
$16 - $45
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Byala
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sofia to Varna bus services, operated by Biomet, arrive at Varna station.

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

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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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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 1202+ hotels available in Varna. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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