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

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Fly to Hamburg  •  5h 40m

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

38€ - 194€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8h 29m

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

62€ - 309€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  9h 7m

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

68€ - 421€

Bus, train  •  24h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica to Dresden Central Train Station
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

53€ - 163€

Bus  •  30h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica to Hamburg Central Bus Station Plovdiv - Hamburg

60€ - 120€

Bus via Niš  •  31h 15m

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

124€ - 128€

Train  •  33h 28m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Rakovica
  2. Take the train from Beograd Centar to Wien Hbf 344
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice

203€ - 284€

Drive, car train  •  24h 30m

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

162€ - 285€

Drive  •  18h 34m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Hamburg 1928.8 km

220€ - 340€

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Hamburg is to bus and train which costs $55 - $190 and takes 24h 17m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdica and arriving at Hamburg Central Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30h 30m.

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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 Hbf via Rakovica, Beograd Centar and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 28m.

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The distance between Sofia and Hamburg is 1556 km. The road distance is 1928.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Hamburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 24h 17m and costs $55 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Sofia to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Sofia to Hamburg bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Sofia Serdica 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 5h 40m and costs $40 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $130 and takes 30h 30m, you could also train, which costs $220 - $320 and takes 33h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 1556.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Hamburg hourly. Alternatively, Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Sofia to Hamburg once daily, and the journey takes 30h 30m. Union Ivkoni also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Dusseldorf, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Hamburg via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 280€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180€ - 250€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Dresden Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Rakovica
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
9€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 13€
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
14h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica to Dresden Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Bus from Sofia Serdica to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
38h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
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
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Niš to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
115€
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com

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

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Sofia to Hamburg bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Hamburg Central Bus Station.

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Hamburg is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 6:51 AM in Sofia and 5:51 AM in Hamburg.

Sofia to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Hamburg is 1929 km. It takes approximately 18h 34m to drive from Sofia to Hamburg.

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Air Serbia, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Sofia to Hamburg bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 765+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 87€ 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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