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

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5 h 45 min

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

$68 - $163

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 17 min

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

$51 - $206

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 43 min

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

$68 - $237

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  30 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf ICE International
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Sofia

$113 - $218

Bus  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Sofia

$80 - $150

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  38 h 23 min

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

$138 - $188

Train  •  44 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  4. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...
  5. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$342 - $492

Drive, train  •  21 h 31 min

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

$311 - $485

Drive  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Sofia 1320.2 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to fly which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 55 min.

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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, Brasov and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 29 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Sofia is 1744 km. The road distance is 2112.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 8 min and costs 95€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Amsterdam to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Sofia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 34 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs 290€ - 430€ and takes 44 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1090.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Bulgaria Air, Transavia Holland and 10 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. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Maastricht station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $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 2 h 40 min.

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

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 5:02 PM in Amsterdam and 6:02 PM in Sofia.

Amsterdam to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Sofia is 2112 km. It takes approximately 20 h 12 min to drive from Amsterdam to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air, Transavia Holland, Air Serbia and seven other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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