There are 5 ways to get from Tallinn to Sofia by plane, bus, train, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  8 h 2 min

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

$91 - $173

4 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  2 days 0 h

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

$135 - $235

Bus Temptrans  •  2 days 5 h

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

$97 - $130

Train, night train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Moskva Oktiabrskaia
  2. Take the train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kalinowka 1
  3. Take the train from Kalinowka 1 to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  5. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$102 - $181

Drive  •  29 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Sofia 1628.9 miles

$290 - $420

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

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

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Stockholm, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Train operators
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Tallinn to Moskva Oktiabrskaia
Ave. Duration
18 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
gorail.ee
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kalinowka 1 to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
22 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
maximovtours.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tallinn and Sofia is 1864 km. The road distance is 2606 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Sofia is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 2 days 5 h.

The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Sofia is to fly which takes 8 h 2 min and costs 75€ - 150€.

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 0 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Tallinn to Sofia, including transfers.