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There are 8 ways to get from France to Sofia 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Nice  •  5 h 17 min

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

$98 - $208

Cheapest option

Fly from Paris CDG  •  6 h 9 min

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

$83 - $213

6 alternative options

Fly from Saarbrucken  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Sofia (SOF) SCN - SOF

$145 - $476

Train, bus  •  30 h 43 min

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

$172 - $412

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia

$95 - $160

Bus Georg  •  37 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia

$202 - $332

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 9 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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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 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 which takes 30 h 43 min and costs 150€ - 360€.

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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 85€ - 140€ 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 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, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines 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 55 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Berlin Tegel, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Luxembourg, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Luxembourg, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Luxembourg, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Berlin Tegel, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Berlin Tegel, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
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
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
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
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
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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Sofia is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 12:02 PM in France and 1:02 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, Austrian Airlines, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Nice Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1200+ 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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