sofia to odessa
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2007 9:18 AM Last Post By: pafar
Oct 16, 2007 6:40 PM
Oct 16, 2007 8:38 PM
1How long it will take depends on how much you want to spend, and how you travel.
Flying is the only way to do it efficiently. I think you'll probably have to take Aeroflot, Lot Polish or Malev Hungarian to one of their hubs, and then transfer to Odessa. It probably won't be cheap, but it's definitely worth a call or visit to a travel agent in Bulgaria.
In the summer, there are trains from Bulgaria to Saratov and another to Moscow, which you could use to get to the Ukraine and transfer to Odessa. Unfortunately, that won't be working in December.
According to www.bahn.de, the trip by train will take 44 hours and will require 3 train changes in the winter months.
The only other option would be to take a ferry from Varna to Ilyichevsk, which is near Odessa. Check www.ukrferry.com. The ferry takes something like 21 hours.
Oct 17, 2007 11:41 AM
2SU=aeroflot is via MOW, thats really the long way around+come back!
the alt. for flying and VERY costly (also, ike so many, tyou omiited the very essence; single or return??) is also OK=czech and OS=austrian, THE very best east-euro connector.
by train will NOT need 3: can do in 1 change (the direct cars SOF-via BUCur-to Suceava-Chernivtsi(UKR)-KHMELNITSKY-Kyiv-MOW cars, change in Khmel for the Lviv-OD train.
the ferries are VERY irregular, not all-year and often only for people with cars/trailers
there ARE various DIRECT if tiring buses ISTanbul (obviously pass BULG)-to Odesa, near daily, but I cannot say how to book them in BULG. They pass MOLDOVA- like so many, you omitted citizenship, so make sure about visa. In Bucuresti, a week or 2/3 ago, I saw them announced, so it should be poss to catch them from there (around Filaret Busstation)
Oct 17, 2007 12:06 PM
Oct 20, 2007 9:18 AM
4bus/train/fly to varna, then take hydrofoil - twice per week to Varna - 9 hours ( one overnight)
google varna - odessa hydrofoil.
could be cheaper than flying!
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