There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Switzerland by plane, bus, train 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 Basel  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Basel (BSL) SOF - BSL

$39 - $226

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SOF - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$36 - $129

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Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Zurich (ZRH) SOF - ZRH

$82 - $232

Fly to Geneva  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Geneva (GVA) SOF - GVA

$74 - $206

Bus, train  •  25 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Munich
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

$257 - $324

Bus Yubim  •  29 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zurich Switzerland

$138 - $179

Bus Georg  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zürich

$197 - $247

Train  •  39 h 18 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 Feldkirch Rj
  5. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$248 - $408

Drive  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Zürich 1029.5 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf, Feldkirch and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 18 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Switzerland is 1274 km. The road distance is 1647.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Switzerland without a car is to bus and train which takes 25 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Sofia to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 39 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 2:20 PM in Sofia and 1:20 PM in Switzerland.

Sofia to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Switzerland is 1647 km. It takes approximately 16 h 29 min to drive from Sofia to Switzerland.

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  • Distance: 796 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Switzerland?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Sofia to Basel 5 times a day. Alternatively, Yubim operates a bus from Sofia to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 28 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$22 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $170
Train operators
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 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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 Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28 h 57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zürich
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 647+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $84 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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