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from Vienna to Sofia

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Dec 9
$73Eurolines Germany
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Dec 10
$73Brittany Ferries
$218Austrian Airlines
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Dec 11
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Dec 12
$58Union Ivkoni International
$142Air Serbia
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Dec 13
$57Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 14
$47Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 15
$58Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 16
$66Flixbus
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Dec 17
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Dec 18
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Dec 19
$61Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 20
$66Flixbus
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Dec 21
$60Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 22
$59Union Ivkoni International
$172Austrian Airlines
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Dec 23
$66Flixbus
$111Ryanair
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Dec 24
$58Union Ivkoni International
$249Austrian Airlines
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Dec 25
$80Eurolines Germany
$79Austrian Airlines
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Dec 26
$47Union Ivkoni International
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Travel Information between Vienna and Sofia

distanceDistance507 miles (817 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$22 - $47
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $22 (€18) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $22 (€18) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 507 miles (817 km) by flight or bus between Vienna and Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Ryanair or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Vienna to Sofia.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria allowed?

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Bulgaria?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Bulgaria:

  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 12/7/21. 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 to Sofia from Vienna.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Austria from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Bulgaria?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 12/7/21. 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 Vienna from Sofia.

How do I get from Vienna to Sofia?

There are 2 ways to travel from Vienna to Sofia including taking a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Vienna to Sofia?

The cheapest way to go to Sofia from Vienna is by taking a flight, which costs on average $22 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sofia:

Taking a flight is about $25 (€21) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $47 (€40) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Vienna to Sofia?

The fastest way from Vienna to Sofia is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

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

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

How far is it from Vienna to Sofia?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Vienna to Sofia?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Vienna International Airport and tend to arrive in Sofia Airport.
  • Buses from Vienna to Sofia most often leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

Who can get me from Vienna to Sofia?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Sofia:

  • You can travel by plane to Sofia from Vienna with Ryanair, and you can find Ryanair Vienna to Sofia tickets for $22 (€18) on Omio.
  • You can go to Sofia from Vienna by bus with Union Ivkoni International. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $47 (€40) with Union Ivkoni International from Vienna to Sofia on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly between Vienna and Sofia?

Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Sofia with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct flight with Austrian Airlines.
  • You can travel directly by bus with Eurolines Germany, TouristService, Union Ivkoni International, Arda Tur, Tourist Service or Brittany Ferries.

Direct services to Sofia 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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Vienna to Sofia?

Your trip from Vienna to Sofia doesn't have to end in Sofia. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas. If you’d like to add Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas to your Vienna to Sofia tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sofia today!

How far in advance should I buy my Vienna to Sofia one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $22 (€18) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $47 (€40) one way on average.

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