There are 11 ways to get from Sofia to London by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, 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.

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 22m

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

£60 - £305

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Fly to London Stansted  •  6h 49m

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

£35 - £777

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 21m

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

£49 - £173

Fly to London City  •  8h 7m

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

£96 - £265

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 5m

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

£39 - £203

Fly to Southend, train  •  6h 57m

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

£47 - £235

Bus and ferry  •  33h 14m

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

£60 - £120

Bus  •  38h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to London

£200 - £260

Train  •  40h 6m

  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 / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£274 - £578

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 28m

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

£379 - £490

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 41m

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

£267 - £386

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly and train which costs $50 - $270 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to London is to fly and train which costs $60 - $230 and takes 6h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at London Victoria Station station. Services depart once 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 Eurostar via Vidin, Craiova, Budapest-Keleti, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 6m.

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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 $80 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m 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 22m and costs $75 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $340 and takes 38h, you could also train, which costs $350 - $750 and takes 40h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to London.
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  • Distance: 1259.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

British Airways, Bulgaria Air and 10 other airlines fly from Sofia to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, Balkan Horn operates a vehicle from Sofia to London Victoria twice a week. Tickets cost £120 and the journey takes 33h 14m. Union Ivkoni also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to London Stansted via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Sofia to Southend via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £370
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £370
Flights from Sofia to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £270
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £370
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Flights from Sofia to Southend
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £350
Flights from Sofia to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £380
Flights from Sofia to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £420
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to London Heathrow via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £460
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Sofia to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £250
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
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
London Overground
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£110 - £170
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £80
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
£120
Website
Balkan Horn
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£60 - £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
£200 - £260
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
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 25m.

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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 8:41 PM in Sofia and 6:41 PM in London.

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

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