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

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Fly  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Sofia (SOF) TLL - SOF

$93 - $173

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Train  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to St Petersburg Glavny D
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Bereshti D
  3. Take the train from Iasi to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$80 - $142

3 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Riga to Sofia

$135 - $234

Bus Temptrans  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Odessa 999
  2. Take the bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Sofia Serdika Odessa-Varna-Sofia

$81 - $124

Drive  •  29h 15m

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Sofia 1628.9 miles

$290 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Sofia is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Sofia is to fly which costs 80€ - 160€ and takes 7h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Sofia via Riga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Tallinn and Sofia is 1864 km. The road distance is 2606.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 0h and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m to get from Tallinn to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Sofia is to fly which takes 7h 47m and costs 80€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 0h, you could also train, which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 2 days 13h.

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There is no direct flight from Tallinn Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1164.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 47m

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Sofia, Bulgaria?

LOT, Aegean Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Tallinn to Sofia every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tallinn to Sofia via Riga in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Tallinn to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
gorail.ee
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Iasi to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
43h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Temptrans
Maximov Tours
Phone
+380930004636
Email
maxtours1991@gmail.com
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Sofia is 2606 km. It takes approximately 29h 15m to drive from Tallinn to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines, LOT and six other airlines offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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