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

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 Edinburgh to Sofia  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Sofia (SOF) EDI - SOF

$66 - $278

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Fly Glasgow to Sofia  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Sofia (SOF) GLA - SOF

$55 - $246

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Fly Glasgow to Burgas  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Burgas (BOJ) GLA - BOJ

$174 - $1,207

Fly Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9h 55m

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

Train, bus and ferry  •  41h 58m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia

$374 - $717

Train, bus Maxibus Travel  •  44h 54m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Liege Gare des Guillemins to Bucharest
  5. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia

$343 - $507

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$197 - $247

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Caransebeş
  3. Take the train from Caransebes to Baile Herculane R
  4. Take the bus from Băile Herculane to Sofia

$189 - $277

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  32h 50m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  7. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$630 - $925

Drive, car ferry  •  30h

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Sofia

$426 - $622

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Bulgaria is to fly which costs £40 - £190 and takes 8h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Bulgaria is to fly which costs £130 - £950 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Bulgaria. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Sofia via London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Scotland and Bulgaria is 1635 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 41h 58m and costs £280 - £550.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Scotland to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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Scotland to Bulgaria bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Scotland to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at Sofia station.

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Bulgaria is 2h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 3:15 AM in Scotland and 5:15 AM in Bulgaria.

Map of how to get from Scotland to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1634.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Scotland and Bulgaria?

Ryanair, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Sofia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,000
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,100 - $4,900
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,100 - $4,900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Sofia via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Glasgow to Burgas
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Caransebes to Baile Herculane
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Liege Gare des Guillemins to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
24h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Caransebeş
Ave. Duration
37h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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 Băile Herculane to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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easyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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