There are 9 ways to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Sofia to Basel  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Basel (BSL) SOF - BSL

$40 - $227

Cheapest option

Fly Sofia to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SOF - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$38 - $130

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Fly Sofia to Zurich  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zurich (ZRH) SOF - ZRH

$83 - $233

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 58 min

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

Bus, train Deutsche Bahn  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Györ
  2. Take the train from Györ to Zürich HB Rj

$158 - $253

Bus Yubim  •  29 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zurich Switzerland

$140 - $183

Bus Georg  •  30 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zürich

$193 - $255

Bus, train Serbian Railways (ŽS)  •  32 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Belgrade
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Zürich HB En

$139 - $242

Drive  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Zürich 1029.5 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs $35 - $130 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland is to fly which costs $35 - $230 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Switzerland is 1437 km. The road distance is 1647.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland without a car is to bus and train which takes 22 h 37 min and costs $150 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $190 and takes 29 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 1:27 PM in Bulgaria and 12:27 PM in Switzerland.

Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to Switzerland is 1647 km. It takes approximately 16 h 29 min to drive from Bulgaria to Switzerland.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 898.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Switzerland?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Sofia to Basel 5 times a day. Alternatively, Yubim operates a bus from Sofia to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 28 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$22 - $350
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
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 Györ to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Györ
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28 h 57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zürich
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
bstours.rs

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