There are 11 ways to get from Germany to Bulgaria by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly from Munich, line 1 subway  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Sofia (SOF) MUC - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$97 - $317

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Fly from Dortmund  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Sofia (SOF) DTM - SOF

$18 - $216

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Fly from Berlin Tegel, line 1 subway  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Sofia (SOF) TXL - SOF
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Mladost 1 to Sofia Serdika

$60 - $147

Fly from Frankfurt  •  5 h 41 min

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

$76 - $401

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

$41 - $220

Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Sofia (SOF) SXF - SOF

$25 - $166

Train, bus via Népliget  •  25 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Budapest-Nyugati Ec
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...

$236 - $350

Train, bus Racic Eurobus  •  25 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden to Sofia

$154 - $178

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

$55 - $130

Bus Metro Plus  •  28 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia

$78 - $195

Drive  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Sofia 1019.5 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 21€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin and arriving at Sofia. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 27 h.

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The distance between Germany and Bulgaria is 1478 km. The road distance is 1631.2 km.

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The best way to get from Germany to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 25 h 7 min and costs 200€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Germany to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Germany to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Berlin station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 60€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 27 h.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Germany to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germany to Bulgaria is 1631 km. It takes approximately 15 h 54 min to drive from Germany to Bulgaria.

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Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 924.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Germany and Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Berlin to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $130 and the journey takes 27 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
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
3 h 58 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
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 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
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $290
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia via Varna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $290
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
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

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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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