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

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Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 39 min

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

$46 - $212

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Fly from Charleroi  •  5 h 39 min

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

$20 - $153

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

$69 - $274

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7 h 4 min

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

$104 - $219

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  29 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$148 - $298

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia

$90 - $150

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  38 h 1 min

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

$122 - $157

Train, night train  •  42 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$326 - $509

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 Sofia is to fly which costs 17€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 39 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 Sofia is 1668 km. The road distance is 2069.9 km.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 35 min and costs 120€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Belgium to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Belgium to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 39 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 Sofia bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Belgium to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1042.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Belgium and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Schaerbeek to Sofia every 2 hours. 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
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
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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, 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
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 Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
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
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
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
bgrazpisanie.com
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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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Belgium. It is currently 9:13 PM in Belgium and 10:13 PM in Sofia.

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

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Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1242+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 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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