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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Sliven by plane, bus, train, shuttle or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas, bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Burgas (BOJ) BER - BOJ
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Sliven

$129 - $481

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia, train  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Sofia (SOF) BER - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Sliven

$52 - $242

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Varna (VAR) BER - VAR
  2. Take the train from Varna to Sliven

$91 - $428

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle, bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BER - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Targovishte
  3. Take the bus from Tırgovişte to Sliven

$154 - $352

Train to Prague, fly to Burgas, bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Burgas (BOJ) PRG - BOJ
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Sliven

$293 - $452

Bus, train  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Sliven Re

$72 - $100

Bus, train via Berlin Central Bus Station  •  31h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Hamburg - Plovdiv
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Sliven Re

$99 - $147

Bus  •  32h 45m

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

$100 - $130

Drive  •  18h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Sliven 1945.1 km

$250 - $370

Berlin to Sliven by buses

The bus journey time between Berlin and Sliven is around 32h 45m and covers a distance of around 2046 km. The fastest bus normally takes 32h 45m. Operated by Arda Tur, the Berlin to Sliven bus service departs from Berlin Central Bus Station and arrives in Sliven Central Bus Station. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
32h 45m
Fastest bus time:
32h 45m
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$100
Carbon emissions:
255 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:00
Last bus departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Sliven bus schedules

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

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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 Sliven is 02 807 87 57.

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

The social distance requirement in Sliven 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 Sliven is to bus and train which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 26h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Sliven is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost 100€ - 400€ and takes 6h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Central Bus Station station and arriving at Sliven Central Bus Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 32h 45m.

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The distance between Berlin and Sliven is 1457 km. The road distance is 1945.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Sliven without a car is to bus and train which takes 26h 17m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Berlin to Sliven, including transfers.

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Berlin to Sliven bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Berlin Central Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Burgas Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Berlin to Sliven bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Sliven Central Bus Station.

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Sliven is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 11:14 PM in Berlin and 12:14 AM in Sliven.

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  • Distance: 1456.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Sliven, Bulgaria?

Arda Tur operates a bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sliven Central Bus Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 32h 45m.

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
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
Sundair
Website
sundair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
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
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Prague to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $350
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
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Varna to Sliven
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$8 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$8 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $13
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha-Holesovice
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Targovishte
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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Atlas Taxi
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Tırgovişte to Sliven
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Huntur
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
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
Racic Eurobus

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Sliven is 1945 km. It takes approximately 18h 20m to drive from Berlin to Sliven.

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Sundair and easyJet offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Burgas Airport.

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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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