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

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Fly  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$23 - $114

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Sofia 2612 / ...

$14 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia

$16 - $24

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Yablanitsa
  2. Take the bus from Yablanitsa to Sofia

$19 - $30

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Sofia 328.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Sofia is to train which costs $14 - $15 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Sofia is to fly which costs $22 - $120 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Varna and Sofia is 378 km. The road distance is 525.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $16 - $24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Varna to Sofia, including transfers.

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Varna to Sofia bus services, operated by Biomet, depart from Varna station.

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Varna to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Sofia is to fly which takes 1 h 44 min and costs $22 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 6 h, you could also train, which costs $14 - $15 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between Varna, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air and Wizz Air fly from Varna to Sofia 4 times a day. Alternatively, Biomet operates a bus from Varna to Sofia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 6 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
biomet.bg
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Yablanitsa
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Yablanitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Yablanitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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