There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Bulgaria by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or ferry

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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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Sofia  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sofia (SOF) LHR - SOF

$121 - $267

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Train, train to London Luton, fly to Sofia  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Sofia (SOF) LTN - SOF

$82 - $268

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Sofia  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Sofia (SOF) LGW - SOF

$91 - $351

Train to London Stansted, fly to Sofia  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Sofia (SOF) STN - SOF

$84 - $265

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Varna  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Varna (VAR) LTN - VAR

$87 - $360

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LHR - OTP
  4. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LGW - OTP
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

Train, bus Maxibus Travel  •  40 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
  4. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

Train, bus and ferry  •  42 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia

$192 - $207

Bus  •  46 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Sofia

$121 - $174

Train, bus Radina VIP  •  46 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia

$137 - $192

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  26 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  7. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Sofia

$602 - $815

Drive, carferry, ferry  •  29 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Giudecca Stucky
  4. Take the ferry from Giudecca Stucky to Venice Cruise Terminal
  5. Drive from Venice Cruise Terminal to Sofia

$437 - $652

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Bulgaria is 1394 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Bulgaria without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 42 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Southampton to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Bulgaria is 2 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 2:00 PM in Southampton and 4:00 PM in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Air, British Airways, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 1393.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Southampton to Sofia via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria, Sofia, and Central Station in around 46 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Sofia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Varna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from London Heathrow to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Omerta Impex
Phone
+4-0723-274.620
Website
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Leon trans
Phone
+4-0722.341.429
Website
leontrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
leontrans.autogari.ro
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from London Victoria to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators

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