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There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Munich by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Munich (MUC) SOF - MUC

$82 - $304

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Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Munich Central Bus Station Varna - Strasbourg - Paris / ...

$45 - $220

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Fly to Salzburg, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Salzburg (SZG) SOF - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf

$141 - $1,151

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  8h 10m

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

$88 - $259

Bus Georg, train  •  20h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Landshut
  2. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to München Hbf Re / ...

$130 - $249

Bus Air Kona, train  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Salzburg
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...

$116 - $136

Bus and ferry  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to München

$45 - $70

Train  •  31h 18m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Novi Beograd
  4. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Wien Hbf D
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to München Hbf Gl.5-10 Rj

$167 - $274

Drive  •  13h 28m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Munich 833.8 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Munich is to bus and ferry which costs $45 - $70 and takes 22h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Munich is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdica Bus Station station and arriving at Munich Central Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Munich. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at München Hbf Gl.5-10 via Dimitrovgrad, Niš, Novi Beograd and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 18m.

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The distance between Sofia and Munich is 1097 km. The road distance is 1334 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Munich without a car is to bus and train which takes 20h 26m and costs $130 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Sofia to Munich, including transfers.

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Sofia to Munich bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Sofia Serdica Bus Station.

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Sofia to Munich train services, operated by Serbian Railways, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Munich is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $220 and takes 21h, you could also train, which costs $160 - $280 and takes 31h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Munich.
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  • Distance: 685.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and LOT fly from Sofia to Munich every 4 hours. Alternatively, Karat-S operates a bus from Sofia to Munich once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 21h. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to München Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$1 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $5
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Niš to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Landshut
Ave. Duration
19h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
21h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Air Kona
Phone
00359 2 971 11 11
Email
tickets@airkona.com
Website
airkona.com
Bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
airkona.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to München
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to München
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from Sofia to München
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
rally13.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Sofia to Munich bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Munich Central Bus Station.

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Munich is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 12:01 AM in Sofia and 11:01 PM in Munich.

Sofia to Munich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at München Hbf Gl.5-10 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Munich is 1334 km. It takes approximately 13h 28m to drive from Sofia to Munich.

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LOT, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 765+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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