There are 12 ways to get from Groningen to Sofia by train, plane, bus, night train 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

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF

$95 - $208

Cheapest option

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Sofia (SOF) EIN - SOF

$70 - $237

10 alternative options

Fly from Groningen  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Sofia (SOF) GRQ - SOF

$79 - $315

Bus, train to Muenster, fly  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Greven
  3. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Sofia (SOF) FMO - SOF

$225 - $817

Train, train to Dortmund, fly  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Rheine
  4. Take the train from Rheine to Holzwickede
  5. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Sofia (SOF) DTM - SOF

$75 - $317

Train, train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
  5. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

$106 - $350

Train, train to Brussels, fly  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sofia (SOF) BRU - SOF

$141 - $342

Bus, train  •  29 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Passau Hauptbahnhof Ice / ...
  5. Take the bus from Passau to Sofia

$279 - $496

Bus  •  36 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Hamburg N44
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Sofia

$140 - $148

Train, bus  •  38 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen CS Hoofdstation to Bremen Hbf ZOB (Breitenweg)
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Sofia

$111 - $192

Train, night train  •  43 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen CS Hoofdstation to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB (Karlstraße)
  2. Take the train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  6. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$361 - $537

Drive  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Sofia 1294.3 miles

$310 - $460

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Sofia, Bulgaria?

LOT, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Groningen to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Sofia via Hamburg in around 36 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Muenster to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Muenster to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Muenster to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $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 Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Munich, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Dortmund to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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 Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Groningen CS Hoofdstation to Bremen Hbf ZOB (Breitenweg)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Groningen CS Hoofdstation to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB (Karlstraße)
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Greven
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Passau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Blauwnet
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
blauwnet.nl
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Rheine Bf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.de
Abellio Rail NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
arriva.nl
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Passau to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Passau to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Hamburg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$124
Schedules at
racicbg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Groningen to Sofia?

The distance between Groningen and Sofia is 1703 km. The road distance is 2071 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Groningen to Sofia?

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Sofia is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 8 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Groningen to Sofia?

The quickest way to get from Groningen to Sofia is to train and fly which takes 7 h 39 min and costs 75€ - 170€.

Is there a direct train between Groningen and Sofia?

No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Groningen CS Hoofdstation and arriving at Sofia via Oldenburg(Oldb), Hannover Hbf, Wien Hbf, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Groningen and Sofia?

No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Sofia via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Groningen to Sofia?

It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Groningen to Sofia, including transfers.