There are 6 ways to get from Madrid 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 26 min

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

$48 - $254

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Venezia Mestre  •  37 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Venezia Mestre Station
  5. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  6. Take the bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika

$312 - $432

Train, bus Ruse Bus  •  40 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Sofia 0800

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800

$130 - $170

Bus Georg  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia

$404 - $556

Drive  •  28 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Sofia 1857.4 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Sofia is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Sofia is 2253 km. The road distance is 2971.9 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Madrid to Sofia, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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

Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and 14 other airlines fly from Madrid to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, Yubim operates a bus from Madrid to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 2 days 2 h. Ruse Bus also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
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
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
atvo.it
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Zaragoza to Sofia
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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 1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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