There are 9 ways to get from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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 Sofia to Zurich  •  4 h 59 min

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

$71 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus to Nis, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  2. Fly from Nis (INI) to Zurich (ZRH) INI - ZRH

$51 - $275

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Bus to Skopje, fly to Zurich  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zurich (ZRH) SKP - ZRH

$88 - $298

Fly Sofia to Basel, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Basel (BSL) SOF - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$79 - $306

Bus, train  •  26 h 5 min

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

$259 - $329

Bus Yubim  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zurich Switzerland

$139 - $184

Bus Georg  •  29 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zürich

$198 - $250

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

$250 - $403

Drive  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 1028.5 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Wien Hbf, Feldkirch and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 31 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 1271 km. The road distance is 1645.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to bus and train which takes 26 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h 14 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 39 h 31 min.

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

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 10:03 PM in Sofia and 9:03 PM in Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 1646 km. It takes approximately 16 h 24 min to drive from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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  • Distance: 794.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Bulgaria Air, Adria Airways and six other airlines fly from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) hourly. Alternatively, Yubim operates a bus from Sofia to Zurich Airport (ZRH) once a week. Tickets cost $120 - $170 and the journey takes 28 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Skopje to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Skopje to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Nis to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Skopje to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Skopje to Zurich via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zurich via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Skopje to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Skopje to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$22 - $350
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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 - $130
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
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
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
$169
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
$120 - $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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Bulgaria Air, Swiss, Adria Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 462+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at $85 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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