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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Bulgaria by plane, shuttle, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car train

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Fly Paris CDG to Sofia  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Sofia (SOF) CDG - SOF

$105 - $352

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Fly Beauvais to Sofia  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Sofia (SOF) BVA - SOF

$65 - $222

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Fly Paris Orly to Sofia  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Sofia (SOF) ORY - SOF

$81 - $324

Fly Paris CDG to Varna  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Varna (VAR) CDG - VAR

$117 - $1,019

Fly Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CDG - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$137 - $552

Train, bus  •  27h 39m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Landshut to Sofia

$263 - $440

Train, bus via Dör  •  28h 32m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Gyoer Rjx
  3. Take the bus from Gyor Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station

$289 - $434

Bus  •  36h

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Sofia 570 / ...

$100 - $360

Bus and ferry  •  37h 8m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Paris Place du Panthéon to Sofia

$90 - $122

Drive, car train  •  28h 21m

  1. Drive from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Sofia

$246 - $416

Drive  •  20h 51m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Sofia 2179.8 km

$290 - $430

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bulgaria

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Bulgaria. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Bulgaria.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Bulgaria from May 14.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Bulgaria from May 25.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bulgaria

International flights leaving France are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: August 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36h.

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The distance between Paris and Bulgaria is 1916 km. The road distance is 2179.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus which takes 27h 39m and costs 220€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Paris to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Paris to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 5h 40m and costs 85€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 36h.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Paris to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1916 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Bulgaria?

Air France, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Paris to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to Sofia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 36h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Flights from Paris CDG to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Beauvais to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Beauvais to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Paris CDG to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$170 - $200
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$95 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die L�nderbahn
Website
vogtlandbahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vogtlandbahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
Railjet
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
$70
Motorcycle
$118
Vehicle
$130
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
Atlas Taxi
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Landshut to Sofia
Ave. Duration
19h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Gyor Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Karat-S
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Eurolines FR
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Paris Place du Panthéon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Bulgaria is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 4:11 AM in Paris and 5:11 AM in Bulgaria.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Bulgaria is 2180 km. It takes approximately 20h 51m to drive from Paris to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Eurowings, Turkish Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Book your Paris to Bulgaria bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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