There are 7 ways to get from Groningen to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Groningen  •  9 h 28 min

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

$79 - $315

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Bremen N75 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Sofia

$78 - $195

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Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 36 min

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

$93 - $205

Bus, train  •  30 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 bus from Nürnberg to Sofia

$184 - $344

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  39 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Hanover 175
  2. Take the bus from Hannover to Sofia

$103 - $169

Drive, train  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Bremen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  5. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$327 - $514

Drive  •  19 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Sofia 1294.3 miles

$310 - $460

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Sofia via Bremen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 55 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Sofia is 1703 km. The road distance is 2070.8 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Sofia without a car is to bus and train which takes 30 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to get from Groningen to Sofia, including transfers.

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Groningen to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Sofia is to fly which takes 9 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Groningen Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Sofia is 1 h ahead of Groningen. It is currently 1:06 AM in Groningen and 2:06 AM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Sofia is 2071 km. It takes approximately 19 h 39 min to drive from Groningen to Sofia.

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  • Distance: 1064.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 28 min

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

LOT, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Groningen to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Sofia via Bremen in around 35 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Groningen to Sofia via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Bremen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Hanover
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Nürnberg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Groningen to Bremen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Hannover to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and two other airlines offer flights from Groningen Airport to Sofia Airport.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Groningen Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 34 min and costs .

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