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There are 11 ways to get from Bulgaria to Switzerland by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly Sofia to Basel  •  5h 40m

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

$40 - $227

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Fly Sofia to Zurich  •  5h 57m

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

$83 - $232

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Zurich  •  7h 4m

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

Fly Sofia to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SOF - MXP

$41 - $152

Fly Sofia to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SOF - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$43 - $134

Bus Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.  •  21h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station Varna - Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Zurich

$104 - $201

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  27h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zürich

$64 - $137

Bus, train via Wien Hbf  •  27h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$264 - $421

Bus Yubim  •  30h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zurich Switzerland

$129 - $186

Bus Georg, train  •  30h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to St. Gallen
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Rapperswil 2-Y / ...

Drive  •  16h 29m

  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 which costs $40 - $160 and takes 7h 22m.

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

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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 which takes 21h 38m and costs $100 - $210.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m 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 5h 40m and costs $35 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $210 and takes 21h 38m.

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

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Switzerland is 1h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 5:16 AM in Bulgaria and 4:16 AM in Switzerland.

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

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

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

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Switzerland?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines fly from Sofia to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Zürich via Central Station, Sofia Serdica Bus Station, Belgrad Central Bus Station, Beograd, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 21h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$22 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Flights from Sofia to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
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
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Beograd to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.com
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zürich
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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