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

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Fly  •  1h 54m

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

$45 - $141

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Train  •  7h 26m

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

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus ETAP Group  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station Varna - V.Tarnovo - Sofia 19:00 / ...

$17 - $27

Bus Kaleia  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Byala to Sofia

Drive  •  5h 8m

  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 $13 - $15 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Sofia is to fly which costs $45 - $150 and takes 1h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 26m.

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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 6h 45m and costs $17 - $27.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Varna to Sofia, including transfers.

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Varna to Sofia bus services, operated by ETAP Group, 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 1h 54m and costs $45 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $27 and takes 6h 45m, you could also train, which costs $13 - $15 and takes 7h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

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

Bulgaria Air flies from Varna to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, ETAP Group operates a bus from Varna to Sofia every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Varna to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Varna Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Website
Global Biomet
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Byala to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Varna to Sofia bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Varna to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Sofia is 525 km. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Varna to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $25 - $30.

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