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There are 8 ways to get from Luxembourg to Sofia by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly from Luxembourg  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Sofia (SOF) LUX - SOF

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Bonn-Beuel
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Sofia (SOF) CGN - SOF

6 alternative options

Shuttle to Charleroi, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Luxembourg Bouillon Bus Station to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Sofia (SOF) CRL - SOF

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sofia (SOF) FRA - SOF

Train, bus  •  29h 42m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Sofia

Bus  •  30h

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Sofia

Train  •  38h 46m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof Re1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova Ir
  5. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  6. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia Re

Drive  •  17h 22m

  1. Drive from Luxembourg to Sofia 1898.5 km

Luxembourg (LUX) to Sofia (SOF) flights

The flight time between Luxembourg (LUX) and Sofia (SOF) is around 6h 15m and covers a distance of around 1527 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 38m. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 45m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, LOT, Aegean Airlines and others. Typically 69 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 37m
Layover time:
2h 38m
Total time:
6h 15m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
3h 45m
Flight distance:
1527 km
Flights per week:
69
Cheapest price:
$133
Carbon emissions:
309 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:10
Last flight departs at:
17:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luxembourg (LUX) to Sofia (SOF) flight schedules

Luxembourg → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Luxembourg

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Luxembourg
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United States and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Luxembourg

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Luxembourg
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Luxembourg

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Luxembourg.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sofia is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sofia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sofia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Luxembourg from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Luxembourg to Sofia is to train and fly which costs €45 - €200 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Luxembourg to Sofia is to fly which costs €65 - €240 and takes 6h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luxembourg and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 30h.

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No, there is no direct train from Luxembourg to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg and arriving at Sofia via Trier, Hauptbahnhof, Mannheim Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 46m.

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The distance between Luxembourg and Sofia is 1526 km. The road distance is 1898.5 km.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 42m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Luxembourg to Sofia, including transfers.

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Luxembourg to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Luxembourg station.

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Luxembourg to Sofia train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Luxembourg station.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Sofia is to fly which takes 6h 16m and costs €65 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €190 - €250 and takes 30h, you could also train, which costs €170 - €310 and takes 38h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Luxembourg to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1526.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

What companies run services between Luxembourg and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, LOT and 10 other airlines fly from Luxembourg to Sofia every 3 hours. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Luxembourg to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $220 - $290 and the journey takes 30h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Frankfurt to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Train operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg to Bonn-Beuel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Luxembourg to Trier, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Bahn DE
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$24 - $29
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
12h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$42 - $47
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Luxembourg Bouillon Bus Station to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $35
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
$26 - $35
Low
$6
High
$28
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Metz to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Luxembourg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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There is no direct flight from Luxembourg Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Luxembourg to Sofia bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Luxembourg. It is currently 7:19 AM in Luxembourg and 8:19 AM in Sofia.

Luxembourg to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luxembourg to Sofia is 1898 km. It takes approximately 17h 22m to drive from Luxembourg to Sofia.

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KLM, Air France, LOT and six other airlines offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Luxembourg Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €0 - €2.

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