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

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Sofia  •  5 h 34 min

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

$60 - $146

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sofia, line 1 subway  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Sofia (SOF) SXF - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$25 - $180

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Varna  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Varna (VAR) TXL - VAR

$125 - $258

Train, bus Air Kona  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Simmering Ic
  3. Take the bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$146 - $181

Train, bus Arda Tur  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden to Sofia

$90 - $223

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

$55 - $130

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

$120 - $121

Drive  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Sofia 1019.5 miles

$210 - $310

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin and arriving at Sofia. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 27 h.

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The distance between Berlin and Bulgaria is 1423 km. The road distance is 1631.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min 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 5 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27 h.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 9:23 AM in Berlin and 10:23 AM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bulgaria is 1631 km. It takes approximately 15 h 54 min to drive from Berlin to Bulgaria.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 889.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Berlin to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Berlin to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $130 and the journey takes 27 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $280
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Simmering
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Simmering
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus operators
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
airkona.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$103
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$116
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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