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There are 7 ways to get from Belgium to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sofia (SOF) BRU - SOF

$47 - $213

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Fly from Charleroi  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Sofia (SOF) CRL - SOF

$21 - $154

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF

$105 - $220

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia

$90 - $150

Train, bus  •  38 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk Ic
  2. Take the bus from Genk to Sofia

$123 - $158

Drive, train  •  20 h 56 min

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

$298 - $470

Drive  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Sofia 1293.7 miles

$270 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Belgium to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 18€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 29 h 50 min.

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The distance between Belgium and Bulgaria is 1815 km. The road distance is 2069.9 km.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 50 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Belgium to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Belgium to Bulgaria bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Brussels station.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 29 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Belgium to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1134.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Belgium and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Schaerbeek to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Brussels to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $150 and the journey takes 29 h 50 min. Georg also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday 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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
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2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
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Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Genk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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More Questions & Answers

Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Belgium. It is currently 8:11 PM in Belgium and 9:11 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Belgium to Bulgaria is 2070 km. It takes approximately 19 h 48 min to drive from Belgium to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Adria Airways, Air Serbia and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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