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There are 8 ways to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Varna  •  7h 18m

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

$183 - $779

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  37h 23m

  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

6 alternative options

Fly to Sofia  •  8h 30m

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

$122 - $202

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9h 18m

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

Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, bus  •  11h 31m

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TBS - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$72 - $215

Bus  •  41h 23m

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

$46 - $69

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi to Poti
  2. Take the car ferry from P’ot’i to Varna
  3. Take the train from Poveljanovo to Sofia

$171 - $177

Drive  •  27h 58m

  1. Drive from Tbilisi to Sofia 1400.5 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 41h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria is to fly which costs $180 - $800 and takes 7h 18m.

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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 41h 23m.

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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 37h 23m and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m 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 7h 18m and costs $180 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 41h 23m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Tbilisi to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 994.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 18m

What companies run services between Tbilisi, Georgia and Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines and LOT fly from Tbilisi to Varna once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tbilisi to Sofia via Samandira Tesis and Istanbul Otogari in around 41h 23m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Varna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Tbilisi to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
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
Train from Tbilisi to Poti
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$7
1 Class
$12
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
2h
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge
Ferry operators
Ferrysped
Car ferry from P’ot’i to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
navbul.com

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More Questions & Answers

Bulgaria is 2h behind Tbilisi. It is currently 2:04 PM in Tbilisi and 12:04 PM in Bulgaria.

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

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LOT and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Tbilisi Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Tbilisi Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 28m and costs $1.

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