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There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Zvolen by plane, train, night bus, bus 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.

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Fly to Vienna, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zvolen mesto

61€ - 212€

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Bus, night bus  •  15h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the night bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zvolen N911

9€ - 16€

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Fly to Bratislava, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bratislava (BTS) SOF - BTS
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zvolen mesto

40€ - 214€

Fly to Budapest, night bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Budapest (BUD) SOF - BUD
  2. Take the night bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zvolen

41€ - 251€

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Krakow (KRK) SOF - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica

48€ - 203€

Fly to Kosice, train  •  12h

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Kosice (KSC) SOF - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Detva

105€ - 354€

Bus  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zvolen 1260 / ...

39€ - 120€

Train, bus  •  25h 22m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Rakovica
  2. Take the train from Beograd Centar to Kelenfoeld
  3. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zvolen 976

26€ - 39€

Drive  •  10h 23m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Zvolen 582.3 miles

100€ - 150€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Zvolen is to bus and night bus which costs $10 - $19 and takes 15h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Zvolen is to fly and night bus which costs $45 - $290 and takes 8h 25m.

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The distance between Sofia and Zvolen is 729 km. The road distance is 931.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Zvolen without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 15h 48m and costs $10 - $19.

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It takes approximately 9h 40m to get from Sofia to Zvolen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Zvolen is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 6:13 AM in Sofia and 5:13 AM in Zvolen.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Zvolen is 932 km. It takes approximately 10h 23m to drive from Sofia to Zvolen.

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Bulgaria Air, Cairo Aviation and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 229+ hotels available in Zvolen. Prices start at 35€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Zvolen.
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  • Distance: 455.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 40m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Zvolen, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Zvolen via Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Zvolen, and Zvolen osobna stanica in around 16h 48m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Chania
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 170€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 230€
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Flights from Sofia to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Sofia to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zvolen mesto
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Kosice to Detva
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zvolen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zvolen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
group-ood.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ecolines
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Budapest Orange Ways
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Schedules at
touring.bg

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

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