There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Sofia  •  6 h 53 min

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

$51 - $365

10 alternative options

Fly to Burgas  •  6 h 22 min

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

$220 - $816

Fly to Plovdiv  •  9 h 6 min

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

$87 - $323

Fly to Varna  •  7 h 46 min

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

$151 - $717

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 16 min

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

$54 - $320

Car ferry, train, bus Dary Commerce  •  44 h 59 min

  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 Marseille Saint-Charles
  4. Take the bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Sofia

$468 - $1,042

Car ferry, train, bus Eurolines FR  •  47 h 32 min

  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 Marseille Saint-Charles
  4. Take the bus from Marseille to Ruse
  5. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$590 - $1,256

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 - $448

Bus and ferry  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$199 - $205

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia

$151 - $197

Car ferry, drive  •  32 h 54 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

$439 - $638

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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
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 Burgas via Riga
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Plovdiv via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 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 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
6 h
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Dublin to Varna via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $250
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marseille Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$180 - $650
Premier
$450 - $750
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
dary.bg
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Ruse
Ave. Duration
23 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Bulgaria is 2617 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 40€ - 320€ and takes 6 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs 180€ - 700€.

It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Dublin to Bulgaria, including transfers.