There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Hamburg by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

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 23 min

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

$131 - $426

Bus, train  •  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

$270 - $370

Bus Panonija Bus  •  30 h 15 min

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

$152 - $156

Bus EAAA  •  34 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Hamburg

$75 - $150

Train, night train  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$324 - $486

Drive  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Hamburg 1212 miles

$250 - $370

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 in around 30 h 15 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
$75
Schedules at
airkona.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
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Niš to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$141
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
34 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $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
$122
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
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Hamburg?

The distance between Sofia and Hamburg is 1556 km. The road distance is 1939 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to fly which costs $40 - $220 and takes 5 h 31 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg?

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to fly which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $40 - $220.

Is there a direct train between Sofia and Hamburg?

No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Ruse, Bucuresti Nord Gara A and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Hamburg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Hamburg?

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