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

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Fly Lisbon to Sofia  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sofia (SOF) LIS - SOF

$84 - $334

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Fly Porto to Sofia  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Sofia (SOF) OPO - SOF

$54 - $156

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Fly Lisbon to Varna  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Varna (VAR) LIS - VAR

$99 - $346

Fly Porto to Varna  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Varna (VAR) OPO - VAR

$94 - $368

Fly Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LIS - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Bus ALSA  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Mérida 793
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad, Arad to Sofia

$200 - $339

Bus Georg  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Sofia

$410 - $550

Train, Thello, bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Mestre 221
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  5. Take the bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika

$459 - $614

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Sofia

$133

Drive  •  33 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Sofia 2212.8 miles

$500 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Portugal and Bulgaria is 2784 km. The road distance is 3540.6 km.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 55 min and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Portugal to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Portugal to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Lisbon station.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs 70€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 40 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Portugal to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Portugal to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1739.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

What companies run services between Portugal and Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air and 11 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Sofia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Sofia via Lisboa Oriente, Lisboa, Mérida, Merida, Arad, Arad, Arad, Sofia, and Central Station in around 40 h 55 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Porto to Varna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Porto to Varna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Porto to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Varna via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Porto to Varna via Munich, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Porto to Varna via Lisbon, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $3,100
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Porto to Varna via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Porto to Varna via Munich, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Porto to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Varna via Munich, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
cp.pt
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
14 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.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 Lisbon, Lisbon to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Arad, Arad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
alsa.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$410 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
atvo.it
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Portugal to Bulgaria is 3541 km. It takes approximately 33 h 32 min to drive from Portugal to Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Sofia Airport.

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