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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Berlin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) SOF - TXL

$58 - $145

Cheapest option

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) SOF - SXF

$24 - $180

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  25 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Dresden
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec / ...

$89 - $220

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Berlin

$115

Bus Panonija Bus  •  27 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Berlin ZOB

$145 - $151

Train  •  38 h 35 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 Linz Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof Ice
  6. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$274 - $417

Drive  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Berlin 1020.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which costs $23 - $180 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which costs $55 - $150 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Berlin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief) via Videle, Arad, Budapest-Keleti, Linz/Donau Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 35 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Berlin is 1319 km. The road distance is 1632.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Berlin without a car is to bus and train which takes 25 h 26 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Sofia to Berlin, including transfers.

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Sofia to Berlin bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Berlin is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $55 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $115 and takes 26 h 56 min, you could also train, which costs $270 - $420 and takes 38 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 824.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany?

Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Sofia to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Sofia to Berlin 5 times a week. Tickets cost $115 and the journey takes 26 h 56 min. Union Ivkoni also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Schoenefeld via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Berlin Tegel via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Train operators
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 Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
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
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Dresden
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Dresden
Ave. Duration
21 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$102
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Berlin
Ave. Duration
26 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Dresden
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Dresden
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Berlin
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Dresden
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Niš to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
22 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Sofia to Berlin bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Berlin station.

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Berlin is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 2:34 AM in Sofia and 1:34 AM in Berlin.

Sofia to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Berlin is 1632 km. It takes approximately 16 h 8 min to drive from Sofia to Berlin.

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Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1378+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $55 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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