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from Berlin to Sofia

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

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Sofia on Jan 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Wed
Jan 26
$108RACIC
$156Bulgaria Air
Thu
Jan 27
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$223Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Jan 28
$121Eurolines Germany
$155Bulgaria Air
Sat
Jan 29
$72Union Ivkoni International
$194Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Jan 30
$108RACIC
$131Bulgaria Air
Mon
Jan 31
$108RACIC
$42Malta Air
Tue
Feb 1
$121Eurolines Germany
$194Lot Polish Airlines
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Feb 2
$108RACIC
$119Bulgaria Air
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Feb 3
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$159Air Serbia
Fri
Feb 4
$121Eurolines Germany
$131Bulgaria Air
Sat
Feb 5
$72Union Ivkoni International
$194Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Feb 7
$108RACIC
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Tue
Feb 8
$121Eurolines Germany
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Wed
Feb 9
$108RACIC
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Thu
Feb 10
$121Eurolines Germany
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Fri
Feb 11
$121Eurolines Germany
$155Bulgaria Air
Sat
Feb 12
$72Union Ivkoni International
$194Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Feb 13
$108RACIC
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Mon
Feb 14
$108RACIC
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Travel Information between Berlin and Sofia

distanceDistance817 miles (1318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$99 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $99 (€82) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $99 (€82) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBulgaria Air or RACIC

Take a flight or bus to travel 817 miles (1318 km) from Berlin to Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $99 (€82). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Bulgaria Air or RACIC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Berlin to Sofia.

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FAQs

Does Bulgaria have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Berlin to Sofia?

International travel from Berlin, Germany to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Bulgaria if coming from Germany?

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

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

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 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 1/24/22; 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 to Sofia from Berlin.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Berlin, Germany from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Bulgaria?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Bulgaria?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Berlin, Germany was last verified on 1/24/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Berlin from Sofia.

How do I travel from Berlin to Sofia?

You can travel between Berlin and Sofia 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Sofia from Berlin?

The cheapest way to go to Sofia from Berlin is by taking a flight, which costs on average $99 (€82).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sofia:

Taking a flight is about $9 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $108 (€90) for this route.

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

The fastest way from Berlin to Sofia is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Sofia that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 23 h 55 min.

What is the distance from Berlin to Sofia?

The Berlin to Sofia distance is around 817 miles (1318 km).

How many services a day are there to Sofia from Berlin?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Sofia is:

  • 1 bus a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Berlin to Sofia?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Sofia:

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Berlin to Sofia depart from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Sofia Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

Which travel companies can get me from Berlin to Sofia?

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

  • You can go to Sofia from Berlin by plane with Bulgaria Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $99 (€82) with Bulgaria Air from Berlin to Sofia on Omio.
  • You can travel between Berlin and Sofia by bus with RACIC. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $108 (€90) with RACIC from Berlin to Sofia.

Is there a direct service to Sofia from Berlin?

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Sofia with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Sofia with Eurolines Germany with 1 direct bus per day.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Berlin to Sofia?

Your trip from Berlin to Sofia doesn't have to end in Sofia. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas. If you’d like to add Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas to your Berlin to Sofia tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sofia today!

How early should I book Berlin to Sofia tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $99 (€82) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $108 (€90) one way on average.

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