There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Bulgaria by plane, subway, bus or car

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Fly to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$75 - $225

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Bus Georg  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sofia

$45 - $160

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Fly to Varna  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Varna (VAR) VIE - VAR

$125 - $367

Bus Air Kona  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$74

Bus Afrodita Trans  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Sofia

$75

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sofia 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Bulgaria is 944 km. The road distance is 1003.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Vienna to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Vienna to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Wien station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Vienna to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 1:29 PM in Vienna and 2:29 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bulgaria is 1004 km. It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to drive from Vienna to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 590.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines and Wizz Air fly from Vienna to Varna once daily. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Vienna to Sofia 3 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min. Ecolines also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Train operators
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
airkona.com
Afrodita Trans
Phone
032 / 29 55 08
Website
afrodita-trans.com
Bus from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
afrodita-trans.com

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Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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