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There are 10 ways to get from Portugal to Bulgaria by plane, bus, night bus, train 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 Lisbon to Sofia  •  7 h 22 min

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

$90 - $340

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Fly Porto to Sofia  •  9 h 10 min

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

$54 - $156

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Fly Lisbon to Varna  •  8 h 50 min

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

$120 - $402

Fly Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 25 min

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

Night bus, bus, train  •  44 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  4. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$210 - $324

Train, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento R / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the bus from Badajoz to Deva*Roumanie
  4. Take the train from Deva to Videle D / ...
  5. Take the train from Videle to Sofia

$217 - $328

Bus Georg  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Sofia

$400 - $550

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

Drive, train  •  40 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  5. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  7. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Sofia

$551 - $819

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The cheapest way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Bulgaria is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 7 h 22 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 night bus and bus and train which takes 44 h 6 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 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 22 min and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 350€ - 450€ and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h.

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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 22 min

What companies run services between Portugal and Bulgaria?

Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air and nine other airlines fly from Lisbon to Sofia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Georg operates a bus from Lisbon to Sofia twice a week. Tickets cost $400 - $550 and the journey takes 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 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
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 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
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Sofia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Deva to Videle
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
cp.pt
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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
Night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Craiova
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Deva*Roumanie
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
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
$400 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
$130
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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Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon 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 Portugal to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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