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There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Hamburg by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car train

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Fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Hamburg (HAM) SOF - HAM

$43 - $215

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bremen (BRE) SOF - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$98 - $429

Bus and ferry, train  •  24 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague
  2. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ec
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

$111 - $171

Bus Panonija Bus  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Hamburg

$145 - $151

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Hamburg

$115

Train  •  39 h 13 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 Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ice

$279 - $422

Drive, car train  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Villach Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf Uex 1396

$183 - $310

Drive  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Hamburg 1212 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to fly which costs $40 - $220 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to fly which costs $40 - $220 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Videle, Arad, Budapest-Keleti and Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Hamburg is 1556 km. The road distance is 1939.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Hamburg without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 24 h 3 min and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Sofia to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Sofia to Hamburg bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $40 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $145 - $155 and takes 30 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs $270 - $430 and takes 39 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 972.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Hamburg via Niš, Hamburg, and HBF/Kirchenallee in around 30 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $5,500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
cd.cz
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 Linz Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Prague
Ave. Duration
16 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
31 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
35 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Sofia to Hamburg bus services, operated by Panonija Bus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Hamburg is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 7:05 AM in Sofia and 6:05 AM in Hamburg.

Sofia to Hamburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Hamburg is 1939 km. It takes approximately 18 h 40 min to drive from Sofia to Hamburg.

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Ryanair, Adria Airways, Air Serbia and five other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 722+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 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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