There are 4 ways to get from Warsaw to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Sofia (SOF) WAW - SOF

$72 - $237

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Sofia Serdika

$75 - $134

Bus  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Sofia

$90 - $300

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Sofia 1032.2 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which costs 260 zł - 900 zł and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which costs 260 zł - 900 zł and takes 5 h 4 min.

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

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The distance between Warsaw and Sofia is 1074 km. The road distance is 1651.5 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 24 min and costs 270 zł - 500 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Warsaw to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 260 zł - 900 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 30 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria?

LOT, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Warsaw to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 30 h 14 min. Georg also services this route once a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Warsaw to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Train operators
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 Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Bus operators
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Warszawa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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