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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Sofia by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sofia (SOF) BCN - SOF

$53 - $318

5 alternative options

Bus Ruse Bus  •  34 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800

$97 - $132

Bus Georg  •  37 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia

$120 - $350

Car ferry, drive  •  36 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Sofia

$324 - $479

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence
  2. Take the bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus

$161 - $242

Drive  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sofia 1490 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Sofia is to fly which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sofia is to fly which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 h 30 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Sofia is 1748 km. The road distance is 2384.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 41 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Barcelona to Sofia, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Sofia bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 45€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 34 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Barcelona to Sofia bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1092.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and 11 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Ruse Bus operates a bus from Barcelona to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $95 - $130 and the journey takes 33 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
dary.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
atvo.it
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 3:11 PM in Barcelona and 4:11 PM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Sofia is 2384 km. It takes approximately 22 h 46 min to drive from Barcelona to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air and five other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1242+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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