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There are 8 ways to get from France to Sofia by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Nice  •  5 h 17 min

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

$98 - $208

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  6 h 14 min

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

$83 - $213

6 alternative options

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Sofia (SOF) ZRH - SOF

$141 - $335

Train, bus and ferry  •  28 h 47 min

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

$167 - $302

Bus  •  37 h 36 min

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

$202 - $332

Train, bus  •  37 h 53 min

  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

$133 - $189

Drive, train  •  23 h 30 min

  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  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Sofia 1375.7 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from France to Sofia is to fly which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from France to Sofia is to fly which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Hotel De Ville and arriving at Sofia via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 36 min.

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The distance between France and Sofia is 1744 km. The road distance is 2201.1 km.

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The best way to get from France to Sofia without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 28 h 47 min and costs 140€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from France to Sofia, including transfers.

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France to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from France to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs 85€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 37 h 36 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 Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from France to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1090.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between France and Sofia, 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 36 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
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
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
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
40 min
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
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Stuttgart to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
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
36 h
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
36 h 42 min
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
37 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 6:04 PM in France and 7:04 PM in Sofia.

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

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

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 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 6€.

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