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

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Fly to Sofia  •  5h 2m

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

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Train, bus  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf 15 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halle Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Plovdiv Bus Station South - Hamburg Central Bus Station

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Fly to Varna  •  5h 14m

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

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  6h 49m

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

Fly to Burgas  •  5h 42m

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

Bus  •  20h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

Bus via Berlin Central Bus Station  •  25h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Bremen Central Bus Station - Sliven Central Bus Station / ...

Drive  •  15h 26m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Sofia 1628.8 km

Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Sofia (SOF) flights

67 Weekly Planes
4h 12m Average Duration
$48 Cheapest Price
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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 €50 - €230 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 2m 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 2m and costs €50 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1423.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Sofia every 3 hours. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Berlin to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 20h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Burgas via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
Flixtrain
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
$40 - $55
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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
$55 - $75
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Union Ivkoni
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $120
Website
Racic Eurobus
Bus from Halle Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $120
Website
Racic Eurobus

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 10:07 AM in Berlin and 11:07 AM 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, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Sofia Airport.

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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 Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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