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There are 6 ways to get from Copenhagen to Sofia by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Sofia (SOF) CPH - SOF

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Train, bus  •  28h 12m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 18 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

Bus  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the Bus from Copenhagen to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia

Bus via Belgrade  •  37h

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

Train, night train  •  41h 12m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova
  4. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  5. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia Re

Drive  •  21h 38m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Sofia 2388.4 km

Copenhagen to Sofia by bus

The bus journey time between Copenhagen and Sofia is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 2368 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16h. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 2h. Services are operated by Lasta, Matpu and Nis Ekspres. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
34h 10m
Layover time:
16h
Total time:
2 days 2h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2 days 2h
Bus distance:
2368 km
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$102
Carbon emissions:
295 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:30
Last bus departs at:
05:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Sofia bus schedules

Denmark → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Denmark

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

Restricted for: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United States and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Denmark

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Denmark.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sofia is 02 807 87 57.

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

The social distance requirement in Sofia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Sofia is to Bus via Belgrade which costs 650 kr - 900 kr and takes 37h.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Sofia is to fly which costs 400 kr - 1500 kr and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Sofia via Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Sofia. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Sofia via Hamburg Hbf, Wien Hbf, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 12m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Sofia is 1637 km. The road distance is 2388.4 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 12m and costs 800 kr - 1900 kr.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Copenhagen to Sofia, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Sofia bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Copenhagen station.

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Copenhagen to Sofia train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Sofia is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs 400 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs 600 kr - 1100 kr and takes 35h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1637 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Sofia via Niš in around 35h 10m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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Urlaubs-Express
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova
Ave. Duration
15h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Copenhagen to Beograd
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Copenhagen to Sofia bus services, operated by Matpu, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Copenhagen. It is currently 6:24 AM in Copenhagen and 7:24 AM in Sofia.

Copenhagen to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Sofia is 2388 km. It takes approximately 21h 38m to drive from Copenhagen to Sofia.

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Wizz Air, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 955+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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