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from Sofia to Belgrade

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Travel Information to Belgrade from Sofia

distanceDistance203 miles (327 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$43 - $128
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€35) • 6 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $128 (€104) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Serbia or Karat-S

Take a flight or bus to travel 203 miles (327 km) from Sofia to Belgrade. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air Serbia or Karat-S among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Belgrade.

How to get from Sofia to Belgrade

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Sofia to Belgrade there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Sofia to Belgrade. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Belgrade, Serbia from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Travel between Sofia, Bulgaria and Belgrade, Serbia is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Bulgaria enter Serbia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Belgrade from Sofia?

Conditions of entry into Serbia:

  • No quarantine required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgrade, Serbia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Serbia has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 10/15/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Sofia and Belgrade.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Belgrade, Serbia?

The current restriction level for returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Serbia is: Restricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Sofia, Bulgaria from Belgrade, Serbia?

Reentering Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Serbia

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Sofia from Belgrade?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

Which rules do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Bulgaria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/17/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Sofia from Belgrade here.

How do I reach Belgrade from Sofia?

You can travel between Sofia and Belgrade 2 different ways: flight or bus.

How do I get from Sofia to Belgrade the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Belgrade is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€35) compared to other travel options to Belgrade:

Taking a bus is about $84 (€69) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $128 (€104) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Sofia to Belgrade?

The fastest way from Sofia to Belgrade is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Belgrade that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Belgrade by bus can take on average 6 h.

How far is it from Sofia to Belgrade?

You should expect to travel around 203 miles (327 km) between Sofia and Belgrade.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Sofia to Belgrade?

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Belgrade is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Sofia to Belgrade as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Sofia and Belgrade, what are the departure and arrival points in Sofia and Belgrade?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Sofia to Belgrade:

  • Flights mostly leave from Sofia Airport and tend to arrive in Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Sofia at София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and arrive in Belgrade at Belgrade, NIS Petrol gas station Zmaj 2.
Which travel companies can take me from Sofia to Belgrade?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sofia to Belgrade, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Air Serbia to go to Belgrade by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Serbia Sofia to Belgrade tickets on Omio for $128 (€104).
  • Travel with Karat-S for buses to Belgrade. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Karat-S Sofia to Belgrade tickets on Omio for $43 (€35).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Sofia and Belgrade ends?
Your trip from Sofia to Belgrade doesn't have to end in Belgrade. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Vienna or Zagreb. If you’d like to add Budapest, Vienna or Zagreb to your Sofia to Belgrade tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Belgrade today!
How early should I buy tickets between Sofia and Belgrade online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Sofia to Belgrade, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $128 (€104) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $43 (€35) one way.

But we recommend booking Sofia to Belgrade tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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