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There are 9 ways to get from Bulgaria to Ireland by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car or car ferry

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

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Fly Sofia to Dublin  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Dublin (DUB) SOF - DUB

$46 - $356

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Fly Burgas to Dublin  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Burgas (BOJ) to Dublin (DUB) BOJ - DUB

$185 - $956

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Dublin  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Dublin (DUB) OTP - DUB

Fly Sofia to Cork  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Cork (ORK) SOF - ORK

$82 - $329

Fly Sofia to Shannon  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Shannon (SNN) SOF - SNN

$97 - $380

Bus and ferry, train  •  45h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$233 - $306

Bus, bus and ferry Matei Unitrans  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vratsa
  2. Take the bus from Vratsa to Băile Herculane
  3. Take the bus from Baile Herculane to Timişoara
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Timisoara to Dublin

$168 - $215

Bus Radina VIP, bus and ferry  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$139 - $186

Drive, car ferry  •  34h 3m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$442 - $638

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Ireland is to fly which costs $45 - $360 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Ireland is to fly which costs $180 - $1,000 and takes 6h 46m.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Ireland is 2718 km.

The best way to get from Bulgaria to Ireland without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 45h 48m and costs $230 - $310.

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It takes approximately 7h 23m to get from Bulgaria to Ireland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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Ireland is 2h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 2:28 AM in Bulgaria and 12:28 AM in Ireland.

British Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Burgas Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs $1 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 1698.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 23m

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Ireland?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Sofia to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Sofia to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Cork via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via Eindhoven, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Dublin via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Burgas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Sofia to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Dublin via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sofia to Cork via Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Planinite Bus
Website
planinite.info
Bus from Sofia to Vratsa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
planinite.info
Kozloduy
Website
kozloduy.bg
Bus from Sofia to Vraca
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
kozloduy.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Vratsa
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
avtogari.info
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vratsa to Băile Herculane
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dacos
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators

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