Directions from London to Sofia

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Recommended option

Fly from London Heathrow  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sofia (SOF) LHR - SOF

$93 - $218

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Sofia (SOF) LTN - SOF

$47 - $224

10 alternative options

Fly from London City  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Sofia (SOF) LCY - SOF

$115 - $306

Fly from London Stansted  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Sofia (SOF) STN - SOF

$53 - $216

Fly from London Gatwick  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Sofia (SOF) LGW - SOF

$67 - $327

Train, bus  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Sofia

$184 - $559

Busferry  •  40 h 32 min

  1. Take the busferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$168

Bus Georg  •  41 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Sofia

$266 - $354

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  42 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia

$110 - $160

Train, night train  •  44 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien 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

$392 - $685

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Sofia

$597 - $781

Drive, car ferry  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Sofia

$342 - $500

What companies run services between London, England and Sofia, Bulgaria?

British Airways, Bulgaria Air and six other airlines fly from London to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Sofia via Bruges, Brugge, Gent St Pieters, and Ghent in around 41 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London City to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Flights from London City to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Sofia via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from London City to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from London City to Sofia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
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 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Ghent to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
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
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Sofia is 2015 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Sofia is to train and fly which costs £35 - £170 and takes 6 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £70 - £170.

No, there is no direct train from London to Sofia. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Sofia via Bruxelles Midi, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Wien Hbf, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 40 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from London to Sofia, including transfers.