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Fly from Paris CDG, bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Sofia (SOF) CDG - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Elin Pelin

$90 - $231

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  8h 29m

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

$46 - $175

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Bus to Beauvais, fly, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Sofia (SOF) BVA - SOF
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Elin Pelin

$62 - $220

Train, bus via Vienna  •  28h 17m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the bus from Wien to Sofia

$290 - $561

Train, bus  •  28h 41m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia

$163 - $241

Bus  •  37h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia Paris - Strasbourg - Varna

$80 - $151

Bus via Reims  •  39h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Reims BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna

$122 - $166

Drive  •  20h 18m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Elin Pelin 2194.7 km

$290 - $430

Paris Orly (ORY) to Sofia (SOF) flights

The flight time between Paris Orly (ORY) and Sofia (SOF) is around 6h 51m and covers a distance of around 1759 km. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 25m. Services are operated by Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Iberia and others. Typically 46 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
6h 51m
Fastest flight journey time:
4h 25m
Flight distance:
1759 km
Flights per week:
46
Cheapest price:
$33
Carbon emissions:
356 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
17:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris Orly (ORY) to Sofia (SOF) flight schedules

France → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to citizens of: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Elin Pelin is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Elin Pelin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Elin Pelin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, returning to France from Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Elin Pelin is to fly which costs €35 - €150 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Elin Pelin is to fly and bus which costs €70 - €190 and takes 6h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Elin Pelin. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Elin Pelin via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 21m.

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It is 1779 km from Paris to Elin Pelin. It is approximately 2194.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Elin Pelin without a car is to train and bus via Vienna which takes 28h 17m and costs €230 - €470.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Paris to Elin Pelin, including transfers.

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Paris to Elin Pelin bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Elin Pelin is to fly which takes 8h 29m and costs €35 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €130 and takes 37h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Paris to Elin Pelin bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Elin Pelin.
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  • Distance: 1778.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Elin Pelin, Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Paris to Elin Pelin every 4 hours. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Paris to Sofia 3 times a week. Tickets cost $260 - $340 and the journey takes 36h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Beauvais to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Beauvais to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $330
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sofia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $150
Train from Paris l'Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $130
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$22 - $35
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Elin Pelin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Toptrans
Phone
0888565637
Website
toptransltd.com
Bus from Sofia to Elin Pelin
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
toptransltd.com
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Wien to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$260 - $340
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Karat-S
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Reims
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Reims Champagne Ardenne TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Elin Pelin is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 5:00 AM in Paris and 6:00 AM in Elin Pelin.

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Elin Pelin is 2195 km. It takes approximately 20h 18m to drive from Paris to Elin Pelin.

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

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There are 162+ hotels available in Elin Pelin. 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 €5 - €9.

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