There are 7 ways to get from France 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 from Nice  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Sofia (SOF) NCE - SOF

$99 - $209

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Sofia (SOF) CDG - SOF

$84 - $214

5 alternative options

Train, bus BG Razpisanie  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia

$173 - $413

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia

$95 - $160

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), bus  •  35 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  3. Take the bus from Beograd to Pirot
  4. Take the bus from Pirot to Sofia

Bus Georg  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia

$203 - $333

Drive  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Sofia 1375.7 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Panthéon and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 14 min.

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The distance between France and Bulgaria is 1912 km. The road distance is 2201.1 km.

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The best way to get from France to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from France to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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France to Bulgaria bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Paris Panthéon station.

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The best way to get from France to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 34 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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France to Bulgaria bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 2:02 PM in France and 3:02 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between France to Bulgaria is 2201 km. It takes approximately 20 h 50 min to drive from France to Bulgaria.

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  • Distance: 1195.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between France and Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Nice to Sofia 4 times a day. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Paris to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $95 - $160 and the journey takes 34 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Beograd to Pirot
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pks.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Nice Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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