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

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Fly  •  5 h 8 min

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

$72 - $232

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Train, bus  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$89 - $145

Bus  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Sofia

$90 - $290

Train  •  33 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Craiova D
  5. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  6. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$85 - $125

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 8 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 8 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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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Sofia via Budapest-Nyugati, Szolnok, Arad, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 32 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 21 h 45 min and costs 330 zł - 550 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 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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Warsaw to Sofia train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 260 zł - 900 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 330 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 30 h 14 min, you could also train, which costs 310 zł - 470 zł and takes 33 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

LOT, Austrian Airlines and two 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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
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 Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Arad to Craiova
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin 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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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 9:20 AM in Warsaw and 10:20 AM in Sofia.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Sofia is 1651 km. It takes approximately 16 h 23 min to drive from Warsaw to Sofia.

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Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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