There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Hamburg by plane, train, bus 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 to Hamburg  •  5 h 31 min

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

$43 - $215

6 alternative options

Fly to Bremen, train  •  8 h 36 min

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

$98 - $429

Bus, train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  23 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Wien Erdberg
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$257 - $351

Bus, train Deutsche Bahn  •  26 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Szeged
  2. Take the train from Szeged to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf Ec

$267 - $409

Bus Panonija Bus  •  30 h 29 min

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

$144 - $150

Bus EAAA  •  41 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Hamburg

$75 - $140

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 31 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 31 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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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Sofia to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 h 48 min.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Hamburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 23 h 34 min and costs $250 - $360.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 972.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
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
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Bus operators
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
airkona.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Szeged
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$9 - $14
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
$132
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
41 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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