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

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Fly  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Sofia (SOF) VNO - SOF

$86 - $212

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Train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kiev Pass D
  3. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  5. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$83 - $124

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  32 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Białystok
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Zachodnia Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  5. Take the bus from Kraków to Sofia Serdika

$97 - $161

Bus  •  39 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Sofia

$110 - $170

Drive  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Sofia 1304.3 miles

$230 - $340

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 39 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Sofia via Minsk-Passajirskii, Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Vilnius and Sofia is 1341 km. The road distance is 2086.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Vilnius to Sofia, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Sofia bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Sofia train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius(LT) station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Vilnius to Sofia bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 838.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Vilnius to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vilnius to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 39 h 15 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Sofia
Ave. Duration
39 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Kraków to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
touring.bg

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Sofia is 2087 km. It takes approximately 22 h 14 min to drive from Vilnius to Sofia.

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Vilnius Airport to Sofia Airport.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs .

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