COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Bulgaria. Learn More.

There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Bulgaria by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia  •  5h

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Sofia (SOF) BER - SOF

$51 - $239

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Varna (VAR) BER - VAR

$84 - $417

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Burgas (BOJ) BER - BOJ

$124 - $472

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BER - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$108 - $289

Fly Berlin Tegel to Sofia  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Sofia (SOF) TXL - SOF

$104 - $438

Bus  •  20h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

$60 - $90

Bus via Berlin Central Bus Station  •  27h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station Berlin - Varna

$92 - $110

Drive  •  15h 26m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Sofia 1628.8 km

$210 - $310

Germany → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bulgaria is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bulgaria is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bulgaria is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

Yes, entry into Germany from Bulgaria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bulgaria is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 65€ - 350€ and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 34m.

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The distance between Berlin and Bulgaria is 1423 km. The road distance is 1628.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 20h 34m and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Berlin to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Berlin to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Berlin station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5h and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Berlin to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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  • Distance: 1423.3 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Berlin to Sofia every 3 hours. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Berlin to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 20h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Sundair
Website
sundair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $60
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Atlas Taxi
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 9:49 PM in Berlin and 10:49 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bulgaria is 1629 km. It takes approximately 15h 26m to drive from Berlin to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Bulgaria bus tickets online with Omio.

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There are six+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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