There are 8 ways to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria 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.

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Fly to Varna  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Varna (VAR) TBS - VAR

$202 - $384

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Train, bus  •  37 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
  2. Take the bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
  3. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia

$41 - $88

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Fly to Sofia  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Sofia (SOF) TBS - SOF

$122 - $202

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) TBS - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Train, bus via Lyubimets  •  46 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Kharakert 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tuzluca to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad
  4. Take the train from Ljubimec to Sofia

$51 - $79

Bus  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia

$46 - $69

Bus, night train  •  43 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Samandira Tesis to Cerkezkoy
  3. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Sofia

$50 - $57

Drive  •  27 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Tbilisi to Sofia 1400.5 miles

$220 - $330

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No, there is no direct bus from Tbilisi to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Tbilisi and arriving at Sofia via Samandira Tesis and Istanbul Otogari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 23 min.

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The distance between Tbilisi and Bulgaria is 1591 km. The road distance is 2240.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 37 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 8 min to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Tbilisi to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Metro Georgia, depart from Tbilisi station.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 11 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 41 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tbilisi Airport to Varna Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Tbilisi to Bulgaria bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 2 h behind Tbilisi. It is currently 6:36 PM in Tbilisi and 5:36 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Tbilisi to Bulgaria is 2241 km. It takes approximately 27 h 58 min to drive from Tbilisi to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 994.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 8 min

What companies run services between Tbilisi, Georgia and Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines, Georgian Airways and three other airlines fly from Tbilisi to Varna 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tbilisi to Sofia via Istanbul, Samandira Tesis, and Istanbul Otogari in around 41 h 23 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Tel Aviv, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Bucharest Otopeni, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $4,600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Doha
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Bucharest Otopeni, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$11
1 Class
$16 - $25
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kharakert
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$14 - $16
Extra Comfort Compartment
$26 - $28
Compartment car
$21 - $23
Sleeping car
$37 - $40
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ljubimec to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tuzluca to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Samandira Tesis to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Georgian Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Tbilisi Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Tbilisi Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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