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from Amsterdam to Sofia

You can get from Amsterdam to Sofia by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Sofia on Sep 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol10h55 07:15PMSofia Airport
2 changes
$5111One-way
Cheapest
07:20AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol10h55 07:15PMSofia Airport
2 changes
$5111One-way
Other options
08:05AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol10h10 07:15PMSofia Airport
2 changes
$5781One-way
07:20AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol10h55 07:15PMSofia Airport
2 changes
$5711One-way

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Wed
Sep 22
$119Flixbus
$190Bulgaria Air
Thu
Sep 23
$96Union Ivkoni International
$149Bulgaria Air
Fri
Sep 24
$106Union Ivkoni International
$149Bulgaria Air
Sat
Sep 25
$105Flixbus
$149Bulgaria Air
Sun
Sep 26
$115Union Ivkoni International
$149Air Serbia
Mon
Sep 27
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$149Bulgaria Air
Tue
Sep 28
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$149Bulgaria Air
Thu
Sep 30
$115Union Ivkoni International
$139Aegean Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$105Flixbus
$190Bulgaria Air
Sun
Oct 3
$96Union Ivkoni International
$149Bulgaria Air
Tue
Oct 5
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$149Bulgaria Air
Wed
Oct 6
$105Flixbus
$149Bulgaria Air
Sat
Oct 9
$105Flixbus
$149Bulgaria Air
Sun
Oct 10
$96Union Ivkoni International
$149Air Serbia
Mon
Oct 11
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$149Bulgaria Air

Travel Information to Sofia from Amsterdam

distanceDistance1081 miles (1744 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$97 - $126
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $97 (€77) • 34 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $126 (€101) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Serbia or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 1081 miles (1744 km) by flight or bus from Amsterdam to Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $97 (€77). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Serbia or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Amsterdam to Sofia.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Bulgaria due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Sofia from Amsterdam?

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Bulgaria if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Sofia if traveling from Amsterdam?

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)

What measures do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Bulgaria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Amsterdam and Sofia.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bulgaria is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Sofia restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Sofia?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 9/19/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Sofia?

You can travel to Sofia from Amsterdam 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia?

The cheapest way to go to Sofia from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $97 (€77).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sofia:

Taking a bus is about $30 (€24) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $126 (€101) for this trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Sofia?

The quickest way to travel to Sofia from Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Sofia by bus can take on average 34 h.

How far is it from Amsterdam to Sofia?

You should expect to travel around 1081 miles (1744 km) between Amsterdam and Sofia.

What are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and in Sofia?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Sofia:

  • Flights mostly leave from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and tend to arrive in Sofia Airport.
  • Buses from Amsterdam to Sofia most often leave from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Which travel operators can get me to Sofia from Amsterdam?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Sofia:

  • You can travel to Sofia from Amsterdam by flight with Air Serbia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $126 (€101) with Air Serbia from Amsterdam to Sofia.
  • You can take a bus from Amsterdam to Sofia with Union Ivkoni International. Cheap tickets can be found for $97 (€77) with Union Ivkoni International from Amsterdam to Sofia.
Is it possible to travel directly to Sofia from Amsterdam?

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Sofia with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with.
  • You'll find direct buses with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Sofia as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Sofia from Amsterdam.

Where should I go next after I travel between Amsterdam and Sofia?
Many of our customers traveling from Amsterdam to Sofia don't make Sofia their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Sofia are Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Sofia to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Amsterdam to Sofia online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Sofia, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $126 (€101) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $97 (€77) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Sofia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Sofia
Amsterdam City Centre
Amenities
Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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