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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Sofia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sofia (SOF) MAD - SOF

$48 - $254

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  37h 42m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800

$172 - $235

Bus  •  41h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800

$100 - $170

Drive  •  28h 25m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Sofia 1858.2 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 230€ and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 230€ and takes 6h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 41h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Sofia is 2253 km. The road distance is 2973.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Sofia without a car is to train and bus which takes 37h 42m and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Madrid to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Sofia is to fly which takes 6h 30m and costs 40€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 150€ and takes 41h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 1408.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Madrid to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 41h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$350 - $450
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Madrid. It is currently 7:09 PM in Madrid and 8:09 PM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Sofia is 2973 km. It takes approximately 28h 25m to drive from Madrid to Sofia.

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Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1410+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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