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Overview: Train from Athens to Sofia

distanceDistance326 miles (525 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Athens to Sofia cover the 326 miles (525 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Athens, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria allowed?

Travel between Athens, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Bulgaria from Greece?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Athens?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

All travelers in Bulgaria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Athens and Sofia as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Greece from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return train to Athens, Greece from Sofia is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Athens from Sofia restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from Sofia?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Athens from Sofia closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance between Athens and Sofia by train?

The train distance from Athens to Sofia is around 326 miles (525 km).

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Athens
Sofia
The major railway station for departures from Athens is Athens. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Athens for your journey from Athens to Sofia.

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