How to travel from Sofia to Vienna

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from Sofia to Vienna

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Sofia to Vienna on May 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45PMSofia Airport1h35 07:20PMVienna International Airport
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2191One-way
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08:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)16h29 11:59PMVienna
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521One-way
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04:30PMSofia15h25 06:55AMWien, Stadion Center
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681One-way
12:45PMSofia Airport1h35 01:20PMVienna International Airport
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2191One-way
11:00AMSofia15h50 01:50AMWien, Stadion Center
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681One-way

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Travel Information to Vienna from Sofia

distanceDistance507 miles (817 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$44 - $68
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€40) • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $68 (€61) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Austrian Airlines

Take a bus or flight to travel 507 miles (817 km) between Sofia and Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International or Austrian Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Vienna.

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FAQs

International travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Vienna, Austria is: Fully open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Bulgaria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22; 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 to Vienna from Sofia.

The current restriction level for returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Austria is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Sofia, Bulgaria from Vienna, Austria?

Reentering Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22. 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 Vienna here.

You can travel from Sofia to Vienna 2 different ways: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel from Sofia to Vienna is by taking a bus with an average price of $44 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Vienna:

Taking a bus is about $24 (€21) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $68 (€61) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Vienna from Sofia is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Vienna by bus can take on average 15 h 30 min.

The distance is approximately 507 miles (817 km) from Sofia to Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Vienna is:

  • 2 buses a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Vienna from Sofia 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 Vienna:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Sofia Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.

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

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International to go to Vienna by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Union Ivkoni International Sofia to Vienna tickets on Omio for $44 (€40).
  • Travel with Austrian Airlines to go to Vienna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Austrian Airlines Sofia to Vienna tickets on Omio for $68 (€61).
Many of our customers traveling from Sofia to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Vienna are Prague, Budapest or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Sofia to Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $44 (€40) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $68 (€61) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Sofia to Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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