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There are 11 ways to get from Sofia to Mertingen by plane, train, bus or car

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 Munich, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Munich (MUC)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen München to Pasing
  3. Take the train from Pasing to Mertingen Bahnhof

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Fly to Nuremberg, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Nuremberg (NUE)
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Donauwörth

Fly to Memmingen, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Memmingen (FMM)
  2. Take the train from Memmingen to Buchloe
  3. Take the train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf

Fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Augsburg Hbf

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Flughafen to Buchloe
  3. Take the train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Augsburg Hbf

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bratislava
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Mertingen Bahnhof

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Augsburg

Bus via Oberhausen, Nord P+R

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Augsburg

Train

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Vidin
  2. Take the train from Vidin to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Augsburg Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Sofia to Mertingen
Bulgaria → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Bulgaria

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mertingen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mertingen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mertingen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Bulgaria from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 24 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Sofia to Mertingen is to bus via Oberhausen, Nord P+R, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 23h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Mertingen is to fly and train which costs $55 - $250 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Mertingen. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Mertingen Bahnhof via Vidin, Craiova, Budapest-Keleti and Augsburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 21m.

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The distance between Sofia and Mertingen is 1175 km. The road distance is 1438.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Mertingen without a car is to bus and train which takes 19h 37m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Sofia to Mertingen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Mertingen is to bus which takes 22h 41m and costs $110 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $230 and takes 31h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Sofia to Mertingen train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Augsburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Mertingen.
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  • Distance: 1174.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

Georg operates a bus from Sofia to Augsburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost €100 - €190 and the journey takes 22h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Mertingen via Vidin, Craiova, Budapest-Keleti, and Augsburg Hbf in around 31h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1600
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1600
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €450
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €450
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €470
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €400
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €430
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €450
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €1700
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €300
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€170 - €2700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €200
Flights from Sofia to Memmingen
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Flights from Sofia to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Memmingen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €3400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen München to Pasing
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Pasing to Mertingen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Donauwörth
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Memmingen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from München Hbf to Mertingen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Donauwörth
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Memmingen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Memmingen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Flughafen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Memmingen to Buchloe
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Buchloe to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt Airport Fernbahnhof to Augsburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
Flixtrain
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Railjet
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €140
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Vidin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2 - €10
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€2 - €4
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Craiova to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€13 - €17
1st Class
€35 - €40
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Augsburg
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Augsburg
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Karat-S

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Mertingen is 1439 km. It takes approximately 13h 42m to drive from Sofia to Mertingen.

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