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Travel Information from Hanover to Sofia

distanceDistance916 miles (1477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$108 - $193
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $108 (€90) • 28 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $193 (€161) • 4 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRACIC or Lufthansa

Travel 916 miles (1477 km) by bus or flight between Hanover and Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $108 (€90). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are RACIC or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Hanover 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 Hanover, Germany?

Travel between Hanover, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Bulgaria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Sofia from Hanover?

Conditions of entry into Bulgaria:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Sofia, Bulgaria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Bulgaria has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/29/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Sofia from Hanover.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Hanover, Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Hanover, Germany from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Hanover from Sofia restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Hanover, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany 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 Germany was last checked on 12/6/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Hanover from Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Hanover to Sofia?

There are 2 ways to get from Hanover to Sofia: bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Sofia is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $108 (€90) compared to other travel options to Sofia:

A bus is generally $85 (€71) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $193 (€161) from Hanover to Sofia.

What is the fastest way to travel between Hanover and Sofia?

The quickest way to travel to Sofia from Hanover is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 28 h 15 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Hanover to Sofia would I travel?

The Hanover to Sofia distance is around 916 miles (1477 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Hanover to Sofia is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

When traveling from Hanover to Sofia, where do I depart from Hanover and where do I arrive in Sofia?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Hanover and arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
  • Flights most often depart from Hanover at Langenhagen Airport and arrive in Sofia at Sofia Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Hanover to Sofia?

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

  • Travel with RACIC for buses to Sofia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RACIC Hanover to Sofia tickets on Omio for $108 (€90).
  • Lufthansa can take you to Sofia by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Hanover to Sofia for $193 (€161).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Hanover to Sofia?
Looking to extend your trip from Hanover to Sofia? Many Omio customers who go from Hanover to Sofia usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas. If you're looking to explore Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas from Sofia, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Hanover to Sofia online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $108 (€90) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $193 (€161) one way.

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

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