There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Bulgaria by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry 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 to Sofia  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Sofia (SOF) DUB - SOF

$47 - $365

9 alternative options

Fly to Plovdiv  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Plovdiv (PDV) DUB - PDV

$83 - $323

Fly to Burgas  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Burgas (BOJ) DUB - BOJ

$186 - $716

Fly to Varna  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Varna (VAR) DUB - VAR

$97 - $357

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 58 min

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

Car ferry, train, bus BG Razpisanie  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Sofia

$340 - $594

Car ferry, train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$361 - $457

Car ferry, train, bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia

$302 - $438

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad, Arad to Sofia

Car ferry, drive  •  32 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  4. Drive from Calais to Sofia

$438 - $638

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 40€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 40€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Bulgaria is 2617 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Bulgaria without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 2 days 1 h and costs 280€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Dublin to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Bulgaria is 2 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 3:44 PM in Dublin and 5:44 PM in Bulgaria.

Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 4€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1635.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Bulgaria?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Sofia every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Plovdiv via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Plovdiv via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via Riga
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via Krakow
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Varna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Bacau
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Amsterdam, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Burgas via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Lille to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$169
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Arad
Ave. Duration
43 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arad, Arad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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