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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Vienna  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF

$74 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Sofia

$30 - $60

5 alternative options

Train to Bratislava, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Sofia (SOF) BTS - SOF

$48 - $228

Bus Air Kona  •  14 h 37 min

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

$75

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sofia

$43 - $58

Train  •  25 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd Ec
  2. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  4. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 491

$107 - $169

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sofia 627.2 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Sofia is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 60€ - 200€.

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The distance between Vienna and Sofia is 818 km. The road distance is 1004 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Vienna to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Sofia via Novi Beograd, Niš and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Vienna to Sofia 5 times a day. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Vienna to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bratislava to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna International Busterminal to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.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
$72
Schedules at
airkona.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Wien Stadion to Sofia
Ave. Duration
15 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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