There are 13 ways to get from Sofia to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Heathrow  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Heathrow (LHR) SOF - LHR

$93 - $221

Cheapest option

Fly to London Luton, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Luton (LTN) SOF - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$47 - $225

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Fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Stansted (STN) SOF - STN

$54 - $217

Fly to London City  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London City (LCY) SOF - LCY

$114 - $306

Fly to London Gatwick  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Gatwick (LGW) SOF - LGW

$67 - $331

Fly to Southend, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Southend (SEN) SOF - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$104 - $457

Bus, train  •  31 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Stuttgart
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$389 - $614

Bus and ferry, train  •  42 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Dover
  2. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross

$207 - $227

Bus  •  42 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to London Victoria

$110 - $160

Bus and ferry  •  44 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London

$80 - $170

Train, night train  •  45 h 50 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 Köln Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  6. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International

$394 - $706

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to London

$603 - $791

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$346 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly and train which costs $45 - $230 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly which costs $65 - $340 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at London Victoria. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 42 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to London. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Ruse, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 50 min.

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The distance between Sofia and London is 2015 km.

The best way to get from Sofia to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 31 h 34 min and costs $380 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Sofia to London, including transfers.

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Sofia to London bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to London.
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  • Distance: 1259.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and London, England?

British Airways, Bulgaria Air and 10 other airlines fly from Sofia to London hourly. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Sofia to London twice a week. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 42 h 31 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sofia to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Sofia to London City via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Sofia to London Luton via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Sofia to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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
$10 - $12
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)
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 Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$201
Schedules at
karat-s.com
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Dover
Ave. Duration
38 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
40 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $450
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
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