There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Sofia by plane, bus, train, rideshare 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 from Munich  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Sofia (SOF) MUC - SOF

$94 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus to Memmingen, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Memmingen Allgau Airport
  2. Fly from Memmingen (FMM) to Sofia (SOF) FMM - SOF

$36 - $136

5 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Sofia

$55 - $220

Train, bus  •  21 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$123 - $137

Train  •  31 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Novi Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Niš
  5. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  6. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 491

$109 - $183

Rideshare  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Sofia 833.9 miles

$74

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Sofia 834 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Lufthansa, Adria Airways and Austrian Airlines fly from Munich to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, EAAA operates a bus from Munich to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 19 h 40 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Memmingen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Flights from Memmingen to Sofia via Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Memmingen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Niš
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Allgäu Airport Express
Phone
+49 (0) 8331 9842 00 509
Email
info@aaexpress.de
Website
allgaeu-airport-express.de
Bus from Munich to Memmingen Allgau Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
allgaeu-airport-express.de
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Book at
georg-bg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from München to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
rally13.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Salzburg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
airkona.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Munich and Sofia is 1097 km. The road distance is 1334 km.

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Sofia is to rideshare which costs 63€ and takes 16 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Munich to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs 80€ - 270€.

No, there is no direct train from Munich to Sofia. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Sofia via Salzburg Hbf, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Novi Beograd, Niš and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 7 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Munich to Sofia, including transfers.