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There are 8 ways to get from France to Bulgaria by plane, bus, 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 Nice to Sofia  •  5h 30m

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

$99 - $209

Cheapest option

Fly Paris CDG to Sofia  •  6h 27m

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

$84 - $214

6 alternative options

Fly Nice to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8h 38m

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

Train, bus and ferry  •  28h 55m

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Stuttgart to Sofia

$168 - $303

Bus  •  37h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia Paris - Strasbourg - Varna

$203 - $333

Train, bus  •  38h 3m

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Champagne-Ardenne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna

$134 - $190

Drive, train  •  23h 30m

  1. Drive from Paris to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$335 - $524

Drive  •  20h 50m

  1. Drive from Paris to Sofia 1375.7 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from France to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 5h 30m.

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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 and ferry which takes 28h 55m and costs 140€ - 270€.

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

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The best way to get from France to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5h 30m and costs 85€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 37h 43m.

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

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of France. It is currently 2:04 AM in France and 3:04 AM in Bulgaria.

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

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

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Map of how to get from France to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1195.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between France and Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Air France fly from Nice to Sofia twice daily. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Paris to Sofia 3 times a week. Tickets cost $250 - $330 and the journey takes 36h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Nice to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Est to Champagne-Ardenne
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Stuttgart to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S

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