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

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Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Warsaw (WAW) SOF - WAW

$72 - $237

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  22 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...

$75 - $123

Bus  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Warszawa

$90 - $290

Train  •  36 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Lököshaza to Szolnok D / ...
  4. Take the train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna Ic

$90 - $134

Drive  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Warsaw 1031.9 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Warsaw is to fly which costs $70 - $240 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Warsaw is to fly which costs $70 - $240 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Warszawa. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 30 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Warszawa Centralna via Videle, Arad, Lököshaza, Szolnok and Budapest-Nyugati. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 53 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Warsaw is 1074 km. The road distance is 1651 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Warsaw without a car is to bus and train which takes 22 h 42 min and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Sofia to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Sofia to Warsaw bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Warsaw is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $70 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $290 and takes 30 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 36 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Warsaw, Poland?

LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Warsaw 4 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Sofia to Warsaw twice a week. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 30 h 13 min. Georg also services this route once a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Warsaw via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

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Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Lököshaza to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
touring.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Warsaw Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Sofia to Warsaw bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Warszawa station.

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Warsaw is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 11:13 PM in Sofia and 10:13 PM in Warsaw.

Sofia to Warsaw train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Warsaw is 1651 km. It takes approximately 16 h 32 min to drive from Sofia to Warsaw.

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Bulgaria Air, CSA, LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Warsaw Airport.

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There are 2977+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at $39 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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