You can get from Sofia to Athens by train, bus or flight.
To get from Sofia to Athens on May 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||326 miles (525 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$40 - $200|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $40 (€36) • 11 h 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $200 (€180) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Union Ivkoni International or Turkish Airlines|
Travel 326 miles (525 km) by bus or flight to Athens from Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni International or Turkish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Sofia to Athens.
Travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Athens, Greece is: Fully open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.
The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 5/15/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Sofia to Athens closer to your planned date of departure here.
Return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria from Greece is: Fully open.
Entry into Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.
Requirements for reentering Bulgaria:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Bulgaria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria was last verified on 5/16/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Sofia from Athens.
There are 2 ways to travel between Sofia and Athens including taking a bus or flight.
The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Athens is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $40 (€36) compared to other travel options to Athens:
Taking a bus is usually $160 (€144) less than taking a flight to Athens, which costs on average $200 (€180) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Athens from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.
Other travel options to Athens can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 55 min on average.
Athens is approximately 326 miles (525 km) away from Sofia.
The average frequency per day from Sofia to Athens is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Sofia to Athens as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Sofia to Athens:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sofia to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Sofia to Athens with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Athens tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
When planning your trip from Sofia to Athens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Sofia to Athens online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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