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

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Train, drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Dimovo 7622
  2. Drive from Dimovo to Zaječar

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Zaječar

$14 - $19

Bus via Niteks  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niteks to Zaječar

$16 - $20

Bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the train from Crveni Krst to Zaječar 2740

$14 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Zaječar 121.7 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Zaječar. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Zaječar via Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Zaječar is 159 km. The road distance is 194.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Zaječar without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Sofia to Zaječar, including transfers.

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Sofia to Zaječar bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Zaječar bus services, operated by Bortravel d.o.o., arrive at Zaječar station.

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Zaječar is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 9:23 PM in Sofia and 8:23 PM in Zaječar.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Zaječar is 195 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Sofia to Zaječar.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Zaječar. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Zaječar.
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  • Distance: 99.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Zaječar, Serbia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Zaječar via Niš in around 6 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Crveni Krst to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niteks to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bortravel d.o.o.
Phone
+38130 444 760
Email
office@bortravel.net
Website
bortravel.net
Bus from Niš to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bortravel.net
Arriva Srbija
Phone
012 538400
Email
predstavnistvo.bas@arriva.rs
Website
arriva.rs
Bus from Niš to Zaječar
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.rs

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