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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sofia (SOF) FRA - SOF

$64 - $380

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  24h 53m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nürnberg to Sofia

$101 - $203

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  25h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$66 - $276

Bus Karat-S  •  30h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...

$101 - $146

Train  •  39h 49m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  3. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$259 - $372

Drive  •  16h 16m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia 1052.6 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia is to fly which costs 55€ - 330€ and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia is to fly which costs 55€ - 330€ and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Sofia via Budapest-Keleti, Brasov and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 49m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Sofia is 1392 km. The road distance is 1684.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 53m and costs 85€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia is to fly which takes 3h 4m and costs 55€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 25h 14m, you could also train, which costs 220€ - 330€ and takes 39h 49m.

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

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 3:18 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 4:18 PM in Sofia.

Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 870.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 4m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia 6 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 24h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nürnberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Karat-S

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia is 1684 km. It takes approximately 16h 16m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, Adria Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Sofia Airport.

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