There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Munich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Munich  •  5 h 19 min

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

$94 - $314

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Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 16 min

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

$93 - $259

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Fly to Salzburg, train  •  9 h 23 min

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

$141 - $1,151

Bus KARAT-S  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Munich Switzerland

$170

Bus Air Kona  •  21 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Knyaginya Maria Luiza Station to Salzburg
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086

$95 - $101

Train  •  35 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...

$195 - $308

Drive  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Munich 833.8 miles

$170 - $260

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Munich. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21 h.

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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 via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf and Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 46 min.

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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 which takes 21 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Sofia to Munich, including transfers.

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Sofia to Munich bus services, operated by KARAT-S, depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Munich is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 35 h 46 min.

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

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Sofia to Munich bus services, operated by KARAT-S, arrive at Munich station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Munich.
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  • Distance: 685.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Sofia to Munich every 3 hours. Alternatively, KARAT-S operates a bus from Sofia to Munich 6 times a week. Tickets cost $170 and the journey takes 21 h. Seven other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Munich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Nuremberg via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$170
Schedules at
karat-s.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hasturizm.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from Sofia to München
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
rally13.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Munich
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
airkona.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Munich is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 9:06 PM in Sofia and 8:06 PM in Munich.

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

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

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

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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

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