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from London to Sofia

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Travel Information to Sofia from London

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$32 - $145
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $32 (€26) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $32 (€26) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 1249 miles (2014 km) by flight or bus 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 $32 (€26). 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.

Travel Tips

Travel from London to Sofia
Travel to Sofia easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Sofia.
Does Bulgaria have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between London and Sofia?

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Bulgaria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted 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 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)

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 9/19/21. 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 London.

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

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

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

Reentering United Kingdom 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 London from Sofia?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. 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 London from Sofia here.

How do I go from London to Sofia?

You can travel to Sofia from London 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel between London and Sofia?

The cheapest way to get from London to Sofia is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $32 (€26) compared to other travel options to Sofia:

Taking a flight is usually $113 (€90) less than taking a bus to Sofia, which costs on average $145 (€116) for the same trip.

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

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

Other travel options to Sofia can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 43 h   on average.

What is the distance from London to Sofia?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to 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 most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Sofia at София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Who can get me from London to Sofia?

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

  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Sofia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair London to Sofia tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
  • Union Ivkoni International can take you to Sofia by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni International from London to Sofia for $145 (€116).
Can I find a direct route from London to Sofia?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with easyJet, Ryanair, wizz air uk or Wizz Air.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and 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 book London to Sofia tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Sofia, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $32 (€26) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $145 (€116) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London to Sofia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London Liverpool Street Stn

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge