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There are 10 ways to get from Sofia to London by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 6m

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

£38 - £151

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to London Gatwick (LGW) SOF - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£44 - £124

Fly to London Stansted  •  6h 15m

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

£38 - £98

Fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 46m

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

£52 - £136

Fly to London City  •  7h 36m

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

£66 - £151

Bus and ferry  •  33h 14m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station

£65 - £130

Bus  •  38h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to London

£210 - £270

Train  •  39h 55m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin Re
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  6. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras Int. Eil

£208 - £497

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 37m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£356 - £456

Drive, car ferry  •  23h 50m

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

£290 - £412

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly which costs $50 - $140 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly which costs $50 - $220 and takes 6h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at London Victoria Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 33h 14m.

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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 Int. via Vidin, Craiova, Budapest-Keleti, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 55m.

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The distance between Sofia and London is 1259 miles.

The best way to get from Sofia to London without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 33h 14m and costs $90 - $180.

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

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Sofia to London bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to London is to fly which takes 6h 6m and costs $50 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $380 and takes 38h, you could also train, which costs $290 - $750 and takes 39h 55m.

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

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

British Airways, Bulgaria Air and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to London Paddington every 4 hours. Alternatively, Balkan Horn operates a vehicle from Sofia to London Victoria Station twice a week. Tickets cost £123 and the journey takes 33h 14m. Union Ivkoni also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £75
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£17 - £75
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£17 - £75
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £330
Flights from Sofia to London City via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Sofia to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£95 - £330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Flights from Sofia to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £430
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Flights from Sofia to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £290
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Sofia to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£2 - £9
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
£2 - £3
1st Class
£7 - £9
Train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
£11 - £15
1st Class
£31 - £35
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£123
Website
Balkan Horn
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£210 - £270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £85
Standard Car - Flexi
£100 - £130

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Sofia to London bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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London is 2h behind Sofia. It is currently 4:09 AM in Sofia and 2:09 AM in London.

Sofia to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras Int. station.

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British Airways, Alitalia, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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