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There are 12 ways to get from London to Sofia by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Heathrow  •  6h 3m

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

$93 - $218

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Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 29m

  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

$50 - $221

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Fly from London City  •  7h 55m

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

$115 - $306

Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 44m

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

$53 - $216

Fly from London Gatwick  •  6h 22m

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

$67 - $326

Train, bus and ferry  •  31h 6m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Stuttgart to Sofia

$243 - $536

Bus and ferry  •  42h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Sofia

$90 - $170

Bus  •  44h

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia

$110 - $150

Bus, train  •  44h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges
  2. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Sofia

$282 - $361

Train  •  46h 6m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  5. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...
  6. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$415 - $738

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  25h 41m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  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 Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  7. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$570 - $772

Drive, car ferry  •  23h 45m

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

$341 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from London to Sofia is to train and fly which costs £35 - £170 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Sofia is to fly which costs £70 - £170 and takes 6h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 42h.

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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 Paris Est, Stuttgart Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, Brasov and Bucuresti Nord Gara A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 6m.

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The distance between London and Sofia is 1259 miles.

The best way to get from London to Sofia without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 31h 6m and costs £180 - £420.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from London to Sofia, including transfers.

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London to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Sofia train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Sofia is to fly which takes 6h 3m and costs £70 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £120 and takes 44h, you could also train, which costs £310 - £600 and takes 46h 6m.

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Map of how to get from London to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1259.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

Bulgaria Air, British Airways and six other airlines fly from London to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Radina VIP operates a bus from London to Sofia once a week. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 44h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London City to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Flights from London City to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from London City to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from London City to Sofia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from London City to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Sofia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Sofia via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Stuttgart to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
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
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Antwerpen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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

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Sofia is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 8:10 PM in London and 10:10 PM in Sofia.

London to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria Air, British Airways, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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