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

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Fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE

$74 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus KARAT-S  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Wien Erdberg

$3

3 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vienna

$30 - $60

Train  •  30 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa 462
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse 462
  3. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D

$124 - $189

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Vienna 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Vienna is to fly which costs $70 - $230 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Vienna is 818 km. The road distance is 1003.5 km.

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

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Wien Hbf via Gorna Oryahovitsa, Ruse(BG) and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 55 min.

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There are 2079+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 511 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
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, Thursday and Sunday
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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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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