There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Sofia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Amsterdam  •  5 h 42 min

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

$68 - $176

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 16 min

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

$51 - $204

7 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 18 min

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

$112 - $284

Train, bus  •  29 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$133 - $385

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Sofia

$65 - $160

Bus EAAA  •  35 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Sofia

$123 - $183

Train, night train  •  40 h 32 min

  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 Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Ruse
  5. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$327 - $486

Drive, train  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from München Ostbahnhof to Sofia

$325 - $492

Drive  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Sofia 1320.2 miles

$320 - $470

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Sofia, 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 - $160 and the journey takes 34 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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 Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
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 Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
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 Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
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 Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
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 Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $100
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
$130 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$290 - $370
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
$70 - $100
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Duisburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Sofia is 1744 km. The road distance is 2112 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 150€.

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, Videle and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 32 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Amsterdam to Sofia, including transfers.