There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Paris 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 Paris CDG  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOF - CDG

$83 - $213

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Fly to Beauvais, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Beauvais (BVA) SOF - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord

$52 - $1,130

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Paris Orly (ORY) SOF - ORY

$72 - $262

Bus, train  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...

$159 - $232

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Paris

$75 - $160

Train  •  42 h 31 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...

$355 - $538

Bus Eurolines FR  •  43 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Paris Gallieni

$219 - $321

Drive  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Paris 1360.4 miles

$290 - $430

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 33 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Paris. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Paris Est via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 31 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Paris is 1757 km. The road distance is 2176.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Paris without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Sofia to Paris, including transfers.

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Sofia to Paris bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Paris is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 42 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Sofia to Paris bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Paris.
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  • Distance: 1098.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Paris, France?

Air France, Bulgaria Air and 12 other airlines fly from Sofia to Paris hourly. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 33 h 29 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Beauvais via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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)
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(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
24 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Paris
Ave. Duration
33 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
$154
Schedules at
karat-s.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Paris Panthéon
Ave. Duration
34 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Sofia to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
36 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Plovdiv to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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Paris is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 1:20 PM in Sofia and 12:20 PM in Paris.

Sofia to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Paris Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Paris is 2177 km. It takes approximately 21 h 4 min to drive from Sofia to Paris.

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Air France, Bulgaria Air, Adria Airways and six other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Sofia to Paris bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 4974+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $75 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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