There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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 Lyon  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sofia (SOF) LYS - SOF

$113 - $378

4 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Sofia (SOF) GVA - SOF

$113 - $267

Bus Georg  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Sofia

$220 - $280

Bus Yubim  •  30 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Milan Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Sofia

$150 - $271

Drive  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Sofia 1154.4 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Sofia is to fly which costs 95€ - 330€ and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Sofia is to fly which costs 95€ - 330€ and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Sofia is 1507 km. The road distance is 1847.1 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Lyon to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Lyon, France and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, Air France and 17 other airlines fly from Lyon to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Lyon to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $220 - $280 and the journey takes 28 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Sofia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Geneva to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Train operators
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Lyon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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