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

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Fly from Brussels  •  5h 43m

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

$50 - $212

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Fly from Charleroi  •  6h 31m

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

$34 - $171

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 14m

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

$88 - $283

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Sofia (SOF) EIN - SOF

$58 - $240

Train, bus via Nuremberg  •  28h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Nürnberg to Sofia

$170 - $318

Bus and ferry  •  33h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia

$70 - $150

Bus  •  33h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia

$240 - $301

Train, bus  •  38h 9m

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

$113 - $147

Train  •  39h 39m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the train from Videle to Sofia 461

$261 - $396

Drive, car train  •  25h 15m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Messe/Deutz
  2. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Villach Hauptbahnhof
  3. Drive from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Sofia

$203 - $360

Drive  •  19h 38m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Sofia 2073.3 km

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 5h 43m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Serdika via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, Videle and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 39m.

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The distance between Brussels and Bulgaria is 1844 km. The road distance is 2073.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus via Nuremberg which takes 28h 2m and costs 150€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m 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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Brussels to Bulgaria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 280€ and takes 33h 8m, you could also train, which costs 230€ - 360€ and takes 39h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1844 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Brussels to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Brussels to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $70 - $150 and the journey takes 33h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
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 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
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 Charleroi to Sofia via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday 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 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and 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 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday 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
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Website
Thalys
Standard
$65 - $95
Comfort
$80 - $110
Premium
$95 - $140
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 / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$19 - $27
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
$11 - $17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Videle to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
12h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$66
Motorcycle
$110
Vehicle
$121
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nürnberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
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
$230 - $300
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 - $130
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Bus from Genk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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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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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 4:39 AM in Brussels and 5:39 AM in Bulgaria.

Brussels to Bulgaria train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bulgaria is 2073 km. It takes approximately 19h 38m to drive from Brussels to Bulgaria.

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

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There are 151+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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