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There are 7 ways to get from Transylvania to Sofia by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  15h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
  2. Take the train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

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Bus  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Bucuresti
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$38 - $60

5 alternative options

Train  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the train from Targu Mures to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$43 - $57

Train, bus  •  20h 29m

  1. Take the train from Targu Mures to Bistrita Nord R
  2. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Sofia

$125 - $159

Drive  •  10h 38m

  1. Drive from Transylvania to Sofia 485.8 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Cluj-Napoca, fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
  2. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Sofia (SOF) CLJ - SOF

$118 - $204

Train, bus to Sibiu, fly  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the train from Targu Mures to Alba Iulia
  2. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
  3. Fly from Sibiu (SBZ) to Sofia (SOF) SBZ - SOF

$110 - $484

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The cheapest way to get from Transylvania to Sofia is to train which costs $40 - $60 and takes 19h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Transylvania to Sofia is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $210 and takes 8h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Transylvania to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Band and arriving at Sofia via Târgu Mureș and Bucharest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 26m.

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The distance between Transylvania and Sofia is 441 km. The road distance is 777.2 km.

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The best way to get from Transylvania to Sofia without a car is to bus and train which takes 15h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 15h 59m to get from Transylvania to Sofia, including transfers.

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Transylvania to Sofia bus services, operated by Fany, depart from Târgu Mureș station.

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The best way to get from Transylvania to Sofia is to bus which takes 16h 26m and costs $35 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 19h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Transylvania to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Transylvania to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 275.9 miles
  • Duration: 15h 59m

What companies run services between Transylvania, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Transylvania to Sofia via Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureș, and Bucharest in around 16h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Transylvania to Sofia via Targu Mures and Bucuresti Nord Gara A in around 19h 24m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sibiu to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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
Train from Targu Mures to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Targu Mures to Bistrita Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Targu Mures to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.544
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
fany.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
fany.ro
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Bistriţa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Transylvania to Sofia is 777 km. It takes approximately 10h 38m to drive from Transylvania to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Sofia Airport.

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