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from London to Sofia

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Sofia on Jan 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:40PMLondon Gatwick Airport3h05 07:45PMSofia Airport
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$2081One-way
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10:00PMLondon45h30 09:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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$1421One-way
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08:35AMLondon Luton Airport3h10 01:45PMSofia Airport
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$3361One-way
06:30AMLondon Heathrow Airport5h05 01:35PMSofia Airport
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$3271One-way
11:10AMLondon Heathrow Airport5h10 06:20PMSofia Airport
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$3731One-way

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Sat
Jan 29
$128Union Ivkoni International
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Jan 30
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$84Wizz Air
Mon
Jan 31
$124Union Ivkoni International
$75easyJet
Tue
Feb 1
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$29Ryanair
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Feb 4
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$33Ryanair
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Feb 5
$125Union Ivkoni International
$29Ryanair
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Feb 6
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$160Lufthansa
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Feb 7
$104Union Ivkoni International
$160Lufthansa
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Feb 8
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$140Lot Polish Airlines
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Feb 9
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$140Lot Polish Airlines
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Feb 10
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$89Ryanair
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Feb 11
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$89Ryanair
Sat
Feb 12
$106Union Ivkoni International
$192Ryanair
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Feb 13
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$71Wizz Air
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Feb 14
$104Union Ivkoni International
$48Ryanair
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Feb 15
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$48Ryanair
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Feb 16
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$15Ryanair

Travel Information from London to Sofia

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$34 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $34 (€28) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $34 (€28) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Union Ivkoni International

Take a flight or bus to travel 1249 miles (2014 km) to Sofia from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Ryanair or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Sofia.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from London, United Kingdom to Sofia, Bulgaria?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Bulgaria?

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

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

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 1/24/22. 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 London.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Bulgaria?

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 1/27/22. 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 London from Sofia.

What are the ways to get from London to Sofia?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Sofia including taking a flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to travel from London to Sofia is by taking a flight with an average price of $34 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Sofia:

A flight is $97 (€80) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from London to Sofia costing on average $131 (€108).

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

The fastest way from London to Sofia is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 44 h.

How many miles from London to Sofia would I travel?

The London to Sofia distance is around 1249 miles (2014 km).

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

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

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Sofia at Sofia Airport.
  • Buses from London to Sofia most often leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

Who can get me from London to Sofia?

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

  • You can take a flight from London to Sofia with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€28) with Ryanair from London to Sofia.
  • You can take a bus from London to Sofia with Union Ivkoni International. Cheap tickets can be found for $131 (€108) with Union Ivkoni International from London to Sofia.

Can I travel directly between London and Sofia?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Bulgaria Air.

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 London to Sofia.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Sofia?

Your trip from London 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 London 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 buy tickets from London to Sofia online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $34 (€28) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $131 (€108) one way on average.

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