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There are 10 ways to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF

$69 - $164

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Fly from Eindhoven  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Sofia (SOF) EIN - SOF

$35 - $177

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Breda to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sofia (SOF) BRU - SOF

$56 - $216

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Breda to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Sofia (SOF) CRL - SOF

$51 - $199

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf ICE International
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Sofia

$114 - $219

Bus  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Sofia

$100 - $150

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  39 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Amstel to Maastricht Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht station to Sofia

$141 - $194

Train, night train  •  42 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$333 - $492

Drive, train  •  21 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$311 - $485

Drive  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Sofia 1320.2 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 55 min.

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The distance between Netherlands and Bulgaria is 1835 km. The road distance is 2112.3 km.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 16 min and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Netherlands to Bulgaria bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 60€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 34 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Netherlands to Bulgaria bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Netherlands to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1146.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Netherlands and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Transavia Holland and nine other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Amsterdam to Sofia 5 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 34 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Charleroi to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Breda to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Amstel to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Maastricht station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com

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Bulgaria is 1 h ahead of Netherlands. It is currently 6:41 PM in Netherlands and 7:41 PM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Netherlands to Bulgaria is 2112 km. It takes approximately 20 h 12 min to drive from Netherlands to Bulgaria.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, Bulgaria Air and eight other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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