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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 31 min

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

$46 - $212

Cheapest option

Fly from Charleroi  •  6 h 24 min

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

$34 - $171

6 alternative options

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  8 h 5 min

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

$91 - $203

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Sofia

$90 - $150

Train, bus  •  38 h 1 min

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

$122 - $157

Train  •  43 h 55 min

  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 Budapest-Keleti Rj
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  5. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...
  6. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$340 - $500

Drive, train  •  20 h 56 min

  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  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Sofia 1293.7 miles

$270 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Sofia is to fly which costs 29€ - 150€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Sofia via Köln Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, Brasov and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 55 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Sofia is 1698 km. The road distance is 2069.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 50 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Brussels to Sofia, including transfers.

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Brussels to Sofia bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Brussels station.

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Brussels to Sofia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 29 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs 290€ - 440€ and takes 43 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1061.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and eight 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 - $150 and the journey takes 29 h 50 min. Georg also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 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 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 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 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Genk
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.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
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Brussels to Sofia bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 7:01 PM in Brussels and 8:01 PM in Sofia.

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

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

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

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There are 1197+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 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 4€ - 18€.

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