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There are 12 ways to get from Sofia to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 31 min

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

$92 - $221

Cheapest option

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7 h 5 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

$50 - $221

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  6 h 25 min

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

$66 - $326

Fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 40 min

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

$53 - $216

Fly to London City  •  8 h 7 min

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

$114 - $306

Fly to Southend, train  •  6 h 59 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  •  37 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Paris
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$231 - $396

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  •  44 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  6. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International

$389 - $707

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf 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

$594 - $783

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

$345 - $499

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly and train which costs $45 - $230 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly which costs $65 - $330 and takes 6 h 25 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 Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 56 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 37 h 23 min and costs $230 - $400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 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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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 6 h 31 min and costs $90 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 42 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to London.
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  • Distance: 1259.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

British Airways, Bulgaria Air and 11 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sofia to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Sofia to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Flights from Sofia to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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 - $220
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
$90 - $130
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Paris
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$153
Schedules at
karat-s.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
$340 - $440
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
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Sofia to London bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at London Victoria station.

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London is 2 h behind Sofia. It is currently 10:38 AM in Sofia and 8:38 AM in London.

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

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

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