There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Frankfurt  •  5 h 9 min

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

$72 - $397

Cheapest option

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$55 - $270

4 alternative options

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

$64 - $258

Bus EAAA  •  32 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt to Sofia

$89 - $130

Train  •  37 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  4. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$267 - $391

Drive  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia 1050 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia is to bus which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 32 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia is to fly which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Sofia is 1389 km. The road distance is 1680 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 23 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Sofia via Wien Hbf, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 23 h 45 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $190
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Darmstadt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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