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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Sofia by plane, shuttle, bus and ferry, 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.

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Fly from Munich  •  5h 34m

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

$83 - $303

Cheapest option

Shuttle to Memmingen, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from München to Memmingen Airport
  2. Fly from Memmingen (FMM) to Sofia (SOF) FMM - SOF

$36 - $135

6 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from München to Sofia

$45 - $70

Bus Air Kona  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station

$95 - $101

Bus Karat-S  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna / ...

$45 - $220

Train  •  32h 10m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Ilia Ic
  4. Take the train from Ilia to Craiova D
  5. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  6. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$160 - $243

Rideshare  •  16h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Sofia 833.9 miles

$73

Drive  •  13h 14m

  1. Drive from Munich to Sofia 834 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Sofia is to bus and ferry which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 20h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Sofia is to fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 5h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from München and arriving at Sofia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20h 30m.

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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, Budapest-Keleti, Ilia, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 10m.

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The distance between Munich and Sofia is 1097 km. The road distance is 1334.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Sofia without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 20h 30m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Munich to Sofia, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Sofia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Sofia is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs 70€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 82€ - 88€ and takes 21h 30m, you could also train, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 32h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 685.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 34m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways fly from Munich to Sofia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Sofia via Salzburg in around 21h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Munich to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Memmingen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Memmingen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ilia to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Allgäu Airport Express
Phone
+49 (0) 8331 9842 00 509
Email
info@aaexpress.de
Website
allgaeu-airport-express.de
Shuttle from München to Memmingen Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
allgaeu-airport-express.de
On Board Fare
$23
Internet Fare
$18
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from München to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
airkona.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Karat-S
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 12m
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
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from München to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
rally13.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Sofia is 1h ahead of Munich. It is currently 7:23 AM in Munich and 8:23 AM in Sofia.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Sofia is 1334 km. It takes approximately 13h 14m to drive from Munich to Sofia.

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Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1261+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Munich and Sofia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Munich to Memmingen Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 20m and costs 15€ - 30€.

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