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

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

Fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. SOF - VIE

$68 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus KARAT-S  •  14 h 30 min

$3

3 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  15 h 30 min

$30 - $60

Train  •  24 h 36 min

  1. 491
  2. Ec

$112 - $209

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, Bulgaria Air and three other airlines fly from Sofia to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, KARAT-S operates a bus from Sofia to Vienna once daily, and the journey takes 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karat-s.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Vienna is 818 km. The road distance is 1004 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to bus which costs $3 and takes 14 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $65 - $230.

No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Wien Hbf via Dimitrovgrad, Niš and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Vienna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Sofia to Vienna, including transfers.