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Travel Information to Sofia from Barcelona

distanceDistance1084 miles (1749 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$121 - $123
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $121 (€97) • 37 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $123 (€98) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Union Ivkoni International

Take a flight or bus to travel 1084 miles (1749 km) between Barcelona and Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $121 (€97). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air France or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Barcelona to Sofia.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Sofia, Bulgaria from Barcelona, Spain?

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Sofia from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Sofia, Bulgaria from Barcelona?

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Barcelona to Sofia closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The current restriction level for returning to Barcelona, Spain from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Barcelona, Spain from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Barcelona from Sofia?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Barcelona from Sofia here.

How do I reach Sofia from Barcelona?

There are 2 travel options from Barcelona to Sofia: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to go from Barcelona to Sofia?

The cheapest way to travel to Sofia from Barcelona is by taking a bus with an average price of $121 (€97).

This is compared to other travel options to Sofia:

Taking a bus is about $2 (€1) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $123 (€98) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Sofia?

The fastest way to get to Sofia from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Sofia can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 37 h 30 min   on average.

How far is Sofia from Barcelona?

Sofia is approximately 1084 miles (1749 km) away from Barcelona.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barcelona to Sofia?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Sofia is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Sofia from Barcelona as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Sofia at Sofia Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and tend to arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Barcelona to Sofia?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Sofia, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Air France can get you to Sofia by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air France from Barcelona to Sofia for $123 (€98) on Omio.
  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for buses to Sofia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Barcelona to Sofia tickets on Omio for $121 (€97).
Is it possible to travel directly to Sofia from Barcelona?

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

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Union Ivkoni International.

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 from Barcelona to Sofia.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Barcelona to Sofia?
Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Sofia often also extend their vacation to go to Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sofia and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Barcelona to Sofia tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Sofia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $123 (€98) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $121 (€97) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Sofia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Sofia
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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Barcelona Estació De França
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