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There are 12 ways to get from Bulgaria to London by plane, train, shuttle, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Varna to London Luton, train  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to London Luton (LTN) VAR - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£77 - £176

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Fly Sofia to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Gatwick (LGW) SOF - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£39 - £160

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Fly Sofia to London Heathrow  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Heathrow (LHR) SOF - LHR

£54 - £232

Fly Sofia to London Luton, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Luton (LTN) SOF - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£52 - £198

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to London Heathrow  •  7h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London Heathrow (LHR) OTP - LHR

£64 - £286

Fly Sofia to London Stansted  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Stansted (STN) SOF - STN

£42 - £264

Bus, train  •  30h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

Bus and ferry  •  34h 17m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station

£123

Bus  •  38h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to London

£210 - £270

Bus and ferry via London  •  42h 33m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London

£70 - £100

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 37m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£356 - £456

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 6m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£288 - £454

Bulgaria → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, India, Burundi, Maldives, Nepal and Turkey in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Bulgaria

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to London is to fly which costs $75 - $330 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to London is to fly and train which costs $100 - $250 and takes 4h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at London. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 38h.

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The distance between Bulgaria and London is 1352 miles.

The best way to get from Bulgaria to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 30h 44m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Bulgaria to London, including transfers.

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Bulgaria to London bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to London is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs $75 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $380 and takes 38h.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to London Luton Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Bulgaria to London bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at London station.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to London.
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  • Distance: 1351.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Bulgaria and London, England?

Bulgaria Air, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to London Paddington every 4 hours. Alternatively, Balkan Horn operates a vehicle from Sofia to London Victoria Station twice a week. Tickets cost £123 and the journey takes 33h 14m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £270
Flights from Sofia to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £440
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £110
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£100 - £190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £220
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £400
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£131
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£131
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £460
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £460
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£600 - £750
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Book at
Atlas Taxi
Group Ltd.
Phone
+359 2 980 63 36
Email
group@gbg.bg
Website
group-ood.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Group Ltd.
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
£123
Website
Balkan Horn
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£210 - £270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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London is 2h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 11:34 AM in Bulgaria and 9:34 AM in London.

Wizz Air offers flights from Varna Airport to London Luton Airport.

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There are 20067+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $6 - $8.

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