There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Amsterdam to Sofia  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF

$69 - $163

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Sofia  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Sofia (SOF) EIN - SOF

$52 - $204

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Fly Amsterdam to Varna  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Varna (VAR) AMS - VAR

$119 - $315

Fly Amsterdam to Burgas  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Burgas (BOJ) AMS - BOJ

$138 - $564

Train to Brussels, fly to Burgas  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Burgas (BOJ) BRU - BOJ

$329 - $1,043

Fly Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) AMS - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$82 - $238

Train, bus via Kelenföld  •  27 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia

$326 - $496

Train, bus BG Razpisanie  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt ICE International
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$143 - $384

Bus  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Sofia

$100 - $150

Drive, train  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Sofia

$328 - $474

Drive  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Sofia 1320.2 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bulgaria is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bulgaria is 1880 km. The road distance is 2112.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Amsterdam to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 55 min.

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The nearest airport to Bulgaria is Plovdiv (PDV) Airport which is 79.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Burgas (BOJ) (166.4 km), Sofia (SOF) (170.5 km), Varna (VAR) (203.3 km) and Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) (223.5 km).

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 8:55 AM in Amsterdam and 9:55 AM in Bulgaria.

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1174.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Transavia Holland and eight other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Amsterdam to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 34 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Burgas via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Milan Linate, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Amsterdam to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Bremen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Varna via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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