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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  5h 53m

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

$47 - $213

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Fly from Charleroi  •  6h 37m

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

$35 - $172

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF

$92 - $204

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Sofia (SOF) EIN - SOF

$57 - $223

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  29h 31m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the bus from Bonn to Sofia

$117 - $240

Bus and ferry  •  33h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia

$75 - $150

Bus  •  33h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia

$250 - $313

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  38h 10m

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

$123 - $158

Train, night train  •  42h 3m

  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

$328 - $506

Drive, train  •  20h 56m

  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  •  19h 48m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Sofia 1293.7 miles

$270 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 33h.

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The distance between Brussels and Bulgaria is 1844 km. The road distance is 2069.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 31m and costs 100€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Brussels to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 280€ and takes 33h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1152.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Brussels to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Brussels to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $240 - $320 and the journey takes 33h. Radina VIP also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bonn to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Brussels North to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Bus from Genk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 3:52 PM in Brussels and 4:52 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bulgaria is 2070 km. It takes approximately 19h 48m to drive from Brussels to Bulgaria.

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

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There are 125+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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