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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Berlin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) SOF - TXL

$58 - $145

Cheapest option

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) SOF - SXF

$24 - $180

5 alternative options

Bus Racic Eurobus, train  •  22h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica to Dresden Central Train Station Plovdiv - Hamburg
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec / ...

$40 - $65

Bus Arda Tur  •  25h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station Varna - Berlin

$80 - $180

Bus, train via Wien Hbf  •  27h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$307 - $473

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  29h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Berlin

$55 - $140

Drive  •  16h 8m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Berlin 1020.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which costs $23 - $180 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which costs $55 - $150 and takes 5h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Berlin. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 29h 40m.

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The distance between Sofia and Berlin is 1319 km. The road distance is 1632.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Berlin without a car is to bus and train which takes 22h 46m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Sofia to Berlin, including transfers.

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Sofia to Berlin bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which takes 5h 19m and costs $55 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $180 and takes 25h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Sofia to Berlin bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Berlin station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 824.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany?

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Sofia to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Sofia to Berlin once daily. Tickets cost $79 and the journey takes 24h 55m. Metro Plus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Schoenefeld via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Schoenefeld via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica to Dresden Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Website
Arda Tur
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Berlin
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni

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Berlin is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 3:10 AM in Sofia and 2:10 AM in Berlin.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Berlin is 1632 km. It takes approximately 16h 8m to drive from Sofia to Berlin.

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Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1429+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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