How to travel from Sofia to Ljubljana

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from Sofia to Ljubljana

You can get from Sofia to Ljubljana by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Sofia to Ljubljana on Aug 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)15h30 11:30PMLjubljana, Avtobusna postaja
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741One-way
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09:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)15h30 11:30PMLjubljana, Avtobusna postaja
0 transfers
741One-way
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06:00AMSofia Airport6h55 11:55AMLjubljana Joze Pucnik Airport
1 transfer
8131One-way
07:20PMSofia Airport17h35 11:55AMLjubljana Joze Pucnik Airport
1 transfer
8331One-way

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Travel Information from Sofia to Ljubljana

distanceDistance492 miles (793 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $185
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€35) • 66 h 21 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $185 (€171) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Air Serbia

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 492 miles (793 km) between Sofia and Ljubljana. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International or Air Serbia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Ljubljana.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Ljubljana

Travel to Ljubljana easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sofia to Ljubljana.
FAQs

International travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Ljubljana, Slovenia is: Fully open.

Can I enter Slovenia if coming from Bulgaria?

Entry into Slovenia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ljubljana if traveling from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Ljubljana, Slovenia due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Slovenia must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Sofia to Ljubljana.

Return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria from Slovenia is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Bulgaria from Slovenia?

Entry into Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovenia.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Bulgaria from Slovenia?

Requirements for reentering Bulgaria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bulgaria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Bulgaria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria was last verified on 7/28/22. 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 Ljubljana.

There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Ljubljana: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Sofia and Ljubljana is by taking a train with an average price of $38 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Ljubljana:

A train is generally $11 (€11) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $49 (€46) from Sofia to Ljubljana.

A train is $147 (€136) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Sofia to Ljubljana costing on average $185 (€171).

The quickest way to travel from Sofia to Ljubljana is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Ljubljana by bus can take on average 15 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 66 h 21 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 492 miles (793 km) between Sofia and Ljubljana.

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Ljubljana is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Ljubljana, Avtobusna Postaja.
  • Flights most often depart from Sofia at Sofia Airport and arrive in Ljubljana at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport.

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

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for buses to Ljubljana. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Sofia to Ljubljana tickets on Omio for $49 (€46).
  • Air Serbia can take you to Ljubljana by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Serbia from Sofia to Ljubljana for $185 (€171).
Omio customers who travel from Sofia to Ljubljana often also extend their vacation to go to Budapest, Vienna or Venice. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ljubljana and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $49 (€46) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $185 (€171) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $38 (€35) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Sofia to Ljubljana 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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