There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Sofia by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 52m

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

$78 - $236

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 12m

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

$60 - $222

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sofia (SOF) BRU - SOF

$275 - $696

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sofia (SOF) DUS - SOF

$118 - $567

Train, bus via Linz  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Linz Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Linz to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$202 - $331

Bus  •  36h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Sofia

$240 - $310

Train, bus  •  38h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Maastricht Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht station to Sofia

$125 - $196

Train  •  38h 32m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova Ir
  4. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  5. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia Re

$216 - $419

Drive, car train  •  25h 54m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Sofia

$209 - $369

Drive  •  20h 2m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Sofia 2115.4 km

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 7h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to fly which costs 65€ - 210€ and takes 5h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Sofia via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 32m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Sofia is 1744 km. The road distance is 2115.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia without a car is to train and bus via Linz which takes 27h 25m and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Amsterdam to Sofia, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam to Sofia train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to fly which takes 5h 52m and costs 65€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 270€ and takes 36h 45m, you could also train, which costs 190€ - 370€ and takes 38h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1744.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Amsterdam to Sofia 3 times a week. Tickets cost $240 - $310 and the journey takes 36h 45m. Union Ivkoni also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$41 - $43
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$41 - $43
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$28 - $40
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $100
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$65 - $95
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
Thalys
Standard
$60 - $90
Comfort
$75 - $100
Premium
$90 - $130
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$41 - $46
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
$67
Motorcycle
$113
Vehicle
$124
Bus operators
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Linz to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85
Website
Air Kona
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Maastricht station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Amsterdam to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 7:11 PM in Amsterdam and 8:11 PM in Sofia.

Amsterdam to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Sofia is 2115 km. It takes approximately 20h 2m to drive from Amsterdam to Sofia.

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CSA, Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia and five other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Sofia bus tickets online with Omio.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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