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from Sofia to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Sofia to Budapest on 25 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:35Sofia Airport7h15 22:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£1761One-way
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16:35Sofia Airport7h15 22:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
1 changes
£1761One-way
Other options
13:05Sofia Airport10h00 22:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£1821One-way
06:50Sofia Airport12h00 17:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2041One-way
13:05Sofia Airport10h45 22:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2251One-way

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Sun
24 Oct
£66Flixbus
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Mon
25 Oct
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£176Lufthansa
Tue
26 Oct
£45Arda Tur
£176Lufthansa
Wed
27 Oct
£62Flixbus
£18ryanair sun
Thu
28 Oct
£45Arda Tur
£142Lufthansa
Fri
29 Oct
£54Flixbus
£461Lufthansa
Sat
30 Oct
£45Arda Tur
£363Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£59Flixbus
£95ryanair sun
Mon
1 Nov
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£133Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£37Flixbus
£127Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
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£93Lufthansa
Thu
4 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£20ryanair sun
Fri
5 Nov
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£93Lufthansa
Sat
6 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£93Lufthansa
Sun
7 Nov
£59Flixbus
£18ryanair sun
Mon
8 Nov
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£107Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
£42Flixbus
£107Lufthansa
Wed
10 Nov
£57Flixbus
£107Lufthansa
Thu
11 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£7ryanair sun
Fri
12 Nov
£42Flixbus
£93Lufthansa
Sat
13 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£93Lufthansa

Travel Information between Sofia and Budapest

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£45 - £278
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £45 • 12 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £278 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 391 miles (630 km) between Sofia and Budapest. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £45. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Sofia to Budapest.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
Does Hungary have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Budapest from Sofia?

International travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Bulgaria?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if travelling from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Sofia to Budapest.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bulgaria from Budapest, Hungary?

Return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria from Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Bulgaria from Hungary?

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

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

Requirements for reentering 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)

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

All travellers 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: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria was last verified on 22/10/2021. 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 Budapest.

What are my travel options from Sofia to Budapest?

You can travel to Budapest from Sofia 2 different ways: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Sofia to Budapest?

The cheapest way from Sofia to Budapest is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £45 compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A coach journey is usually £233 less than a journey to Budapest by plane, which costs on average £278 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Sofia to Budapest?

The fastest way from Sofia to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options from Sofia to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Budapest by coach can take on average 12 h 15 min.

What is the distance from Sofia to Budapest?

The Sofia to Budapest distance is approximately 391 miles (630 km).

Where do I depart from Sofia? Where do I arrive in Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Sofia to Budapest:

  • Flights mostly leave from Sofia Airport and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and tend to arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
Who can get me from Sofia to Budapest?

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

  • You can go to Budapest from Sofia by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £278 with Lufthansa from Sofia to Budapest on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach between Sofia and Budapest with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Sofia to Budapest tickets for £45 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Sofia and Budapest?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Budapest with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Sofia to Budapest?
Many of our customers travelling from Sofia to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Vienna, Prague or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your Sofia and Budapest trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket between Sofia and Budapest online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £278 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £45 one way on average.

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