There are 11 ways to get from London to Sofia by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  6 h 13 min

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

$93 - $218

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Fly from London Stansted  •  6 h 44 min

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

$53 - $216

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Fly from London City  •  7 h 50 min

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

$115 - $306

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

$54 - $224

Fly from London Gatwick  •  6 h 22 min

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

$67 - $327

Train, bus  •  33 h 2 min

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

$249 - $649

Bus and ferry  •  40 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$168

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  42 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia

$110 - $160

Bus Georg  •  42 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Ghent 814 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Sofia

$278 - $374

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  26 h 4 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

$604 - $795

Drive, car ferry  •  23 h 45 min

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

$341 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Sofia is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Station station and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 40 h 31 min.

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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 which takes 33 h 2 min and costs £180 - £500.

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

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London to Sofia bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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The best way to get from London to Sofia is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £70 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £120 and takes 42 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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London to Sofia bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from London to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1259.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from London to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 42 h 31 min. Radina VIP also services this route once a week.

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
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Flights from London City to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London City to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
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
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 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
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
Flights from London City to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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
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
Every 30 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
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$140 - $200
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
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
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
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 31 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
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 London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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