There are 5 ways to get from Vilnius 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  •  7 h 6 min

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

$86 - $212

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii AVE
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij AVE
  3. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij 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

$78 - $119

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  31 h 48 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 Centralna Ic
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic
  5. Take the bus from Kraków to Sofia Serdika

$94 - $165

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to train which costs $75 - $120 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Sofia is to fly which costs $85 - $220 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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

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

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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, Kazatin Tovarnij, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and eight 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 Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 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
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
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
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
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 and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $8
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
www.rw.by
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
24 h 39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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 - $120
Schedules at
touring.bg

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