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from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia on Dec 2 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:55AMFrankfurt am Main Airport5h40 05:35PMSofia Airport
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$2341One-way
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06:45PMFrankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße26h15 10:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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$911One-way
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07:00AMFrankfurt am Main Airport5h25 01:25PMSofia Airport
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$2341One-way
07:00AMFrankfurt am Main Airport9h35 05:35PMSofia Airport
1 changes
$2341One-way
07:50PMFrankfurt am Main Airport16h35 01:25PMSofia Airport
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$2341One-way

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$234Lot Polish Airlines
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Dec 2
$91Union Ivkoni International
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$79Wizz Air
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Dec 4
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$180Lot Polish Airlines
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$166Bulgaria Air
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$75Union Ivkoni International
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$101Lufthansa
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Dec 8
$154Karat-S
$153Bulgaria Air
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$136Lot Polish Airlines
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Dec 10
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$61Wizz Air
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Dec 11
$90Union Ivkoni International
$159Lot Polish Airlines
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Dec 13
$75Union Ivkoni International
$98Wizz Air
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Dec 14
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$101Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 15
$154Karat-S
$136Lot Polish Airlines
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Dec 16
$91Union Ivkoni International
$156Austrian Airlines
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Dec 17
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$159Wizz Air
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Dec 18
$97Union Ivkoni International
$206Lot Polish Airlines
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Dec 19
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$172Air Serbia
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Dec 20
$90Union Ivkoni International
$134Wizz Air
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Dec 21
$131Karat-S
$159Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Sofia

distanceDistance861 miles (1388 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$131 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $131 (€109) • 25 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€110) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Serbia or Karat-S

Travel 861 miles (1388 km) by flight or bus to Sofia from Frankfurt am Main. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $131 (€109). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Serbia or Karat-S among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Sofia, Bulgaria if I’m coming from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

International travel from Frankfurt am Main, 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 Frankfurt am Main?

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 11/29/21; 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 to Sofia from Frankfurt am Main.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Reentering Germany 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 Frankfurt am Main from Sofia?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)
  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 11/30/21. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Sofia here.

How do I travel from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?

There are 2 ways to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia including taking a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to go from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $131 (€109) compared to other travel options to Sofia:

A bus is $1 (€1) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia costing on average $132 (€110).

What is the fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?

The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main 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, taking a bus requires on average 25 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Frankfurt am Main and Sofia?

The Frankfurt am Main to Sofia distance is around 861 miles (1388 km).

When traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia, what are the departure and arrival points in Frankfurt am Main and Sofia?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia:

  • Flights from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia most often leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Sofia Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and arrive in Sofia at София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Which travel companies can take me from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?

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

  • You can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia by flight with Air Serbia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $132 (€110) with Air Serbia from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia.
  • You can travel between Frankfurt am Main and Sofia by bus with Karat-S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $131 (€109) with Karat-S from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia.
Can I travel directly from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Lufthansa or Wizz Air.
  • You can take a direct bus with Karat-S.

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 Frankfurt am Main.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Sofia?
Your trip from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Sofia tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sofia today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Sofia online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $132 (€110) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $131 (€109) one way on average.

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