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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria by plane, bus, train, car ferry 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.

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Fly to Sofia  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sofia (SOF) BCN - SOF

$54 - $319

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Fly to Varna  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Varna (VAR) BCN - VAR

$124 - $491

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 24 min

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

Train, bus  •  33 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  5. Take the bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika

$246 - $364

Bus Ruse Bus  •  34 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800

$98 - $133

Bus Yubim  •  35 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia

$137 - $167

Bus Georg  •  37 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia

$279 - $350

Car ferry, drive  •  36 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Sofia

$324 - $479

Drive  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sofia 1490 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bulgaria is 1925 km. The road distance is 2384.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 10 min and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs 45€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 34 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 9:34 PM in Barcelona and 10:34 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Bulgaria is 2384 km. It takes approximately 22 h 46 min to drive from Barcelona to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 1203.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and 10 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Ruse Bus operates a bus from Barcelona to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $95 - $130 and the journey takes 33 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Barcelona to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
atvo.it
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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