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There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SOF - AMS

$67 - $163

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Eindhoven (EIN) SOF - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam Centraal

$51 - $206

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Brussels (BRU) SOF - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$106 - $283

Bus Union Ivkoni, train  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Düsseldorf
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$110 - $211

Bus  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Amsterdam

$80 - $150

Bus KARAT-S, train  •  35 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal ICE International

$253 - $278

Train  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Amsterdam Centraal

$339 - $482

Drive, train  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam

$319 - $476

Drive  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Amsterdam 1321.9 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Amsterdam is to fly and train which costs $50 - $210 and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Amsterdam is to fly which costs $65 - $170 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Amsterdam. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 34 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Videle, Arad, Budapest-Keleti and Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 11 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Amsterdam is 1744 km. The road distance is 2115.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Amsterdam without a car is to bus and train which takes 30 h 45 min and costs $110 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Sofia to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Sofia to Amsterdam bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Amsterdam train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $65 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 34 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $330 - $490 and takes 42 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 1090.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Transavia Holland, Bulgaria Air and 11 other airlines fly from Sofia to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Sofia to Amsterdam 5 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 34 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Eindhoven via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southend
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Amsterdam Schiphol via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
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 Sofia Serdika to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
32 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$213
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Sofia to Amsterdam bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 4:12 PM in Sofia and 3:12 PM in Amsterdam.

Sofia to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Amsterdam is 2115 km. It takes approximately 20 h 33 min to drive from Sofia to Amsterdam.

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Transavia Holland, Bulgaria Air, Adria Airways and seven other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2615+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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