There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Sofia by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 29 min

  1. BRU - SOF

$61 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus to Charleroi, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. CRL - SOF

$35 - $171

7 alternative options

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 1 min

  1. AMS - SOF

$119 - $231

Train, bus BG Razpisanie  •  27 h 42 min

  1. Ice

$122 - $364

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

$65 - $160

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  38 h 1 min

  1. Intercity

$122 - $157

Train, night train  •  39 h 7 min

  1. Ice
  2. Rj
  3. 463

$314 - $463

Drive, train  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Ice

$309 - $473

Drive  •  19 h 48 min

  1. 1293.7 miles

$270 - $390

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Brussels to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Brussels to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $160 and the journey takes 29 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$85 - $120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Genk
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Bus from Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Genk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Sofia is 1698 km. The road distance is 2070 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Sofia is to bus and fly which costs 29€ - 150€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 50€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Sofia via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, Videle and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 7 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 29 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Brussels to Sofia, including transfers.