There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

$37 - $220

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Varna  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Varna (VAR) CGN - VAR

$104 - $312

Fly Dusseldorf to Varna  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Varna (VAR) DUS - VAR

$136 - $357

Fly Dusseldorf to Burgas  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Burgas (BOJ) DUS - BOJ

$225 - $1,226

Train to Dortmund, fly to Sofia  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Sofia (SOF) DTM - SOF

$43 - $259

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Sofia  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sofia (SOF) FRA - SOF

$102 - $438

Train, bus  •  25 h

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj
  3. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia

$296 - $442

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  26 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Gumerbaherstraße to Sofia

$80 - $150

Bus EAAA  •  30 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Sofia

$81 - $297

Bus Georg  •  30 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Sofia

$133 - $343

Train, drive  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Sofia

$289 - $421

Drive  •  17 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Sofia 1163.4 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 30€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Bulgaria is 1681 km. The road distance is 1861.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Cologne to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln Gumerbaherstraße and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Bulgaria?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Cologne to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $150 and the journey takes 26 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $290
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia via Varna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Dusseldorf to Burgas via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Köln Gumerbaherstraße to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Köln Gumerbaherstraße to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Cologne to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Köln to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Bonn to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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