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from Madrid to Sofia

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Sofia on Sep 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport3h05 10:20PMSofia Airport
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$1671One-way
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10:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur46h00 09:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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$1341One-way
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06:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport3h05 10:20PMSofia Airport
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$1831One-way
06:00AMMadrid Barajas Airport12h35 07:35PMSofia Airport
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$2131One-way
06:00AMMadrid Barajas Airport6h55 01:55PMSofia Airport
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$3891One-way

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Fri
Sep 24
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$157Ryanair
Sat
Sep 25
$134Union Ivkoni International
$167Bulgaria Air
Sun
Sep 26
$111Union Ivkoni International
$211Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 27
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$19Wizz Air
Tue
Sep 28
$131Union Ivkoni International
$86Bulgaria Air
Wed
Sep 29
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$13Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 30
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$124Aegean Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
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$38Ryanair
Sun
Oct 3
$111Union Ivkoni International
$158Bulgaria Air
Mon
Oct 4
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$34Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$113Union Ivkoni International
$89Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 7
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$141Air France
Fri
Oct 8
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$98Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$111Union Ivkoni International
$165Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$111Union Ivkoni International
$117Bulgaria Air
Wed
Oct 13
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$19Ryanair
Thu
Oct 14
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$81Lufthansa

Travel Information from Madrid to Sofia

distanceDistance1397 miles (2253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$109 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $109 (€87) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€87) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBulgaria Air or Union Ivkoni International

Take a flight or bus to travel 1397 miles (2253 km) to Sofia from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $109 (€87). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Bulgaria Air or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Sofia.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Bulgaria due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Madrid and Sofia?

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Bulgaria if coming from Spain?

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

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

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)

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 9/19/21; 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 between Madrid and Sofia.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Madrid, Spain from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Sofia restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain 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 Spain was last checked on 9/23/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Madrid to Sofia?

There are 2 ways to travel between Madrid and Sofia including taking a flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sofia is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $109 (€87) compared to other travel options to Sofia:

A flight is $5 (€4) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Sofia costing on average $114 (€91).

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

The quickest way to travel to Sofia from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 46 h   of travel time.

What is the distance from Madrid to Sofia?

The distance is approximately 1397 miles (2253 km) from Madrid to Sofia.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Sofia is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Madrid to Sofia 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 Madrid to Sofia?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Sofia at Sofia Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Sofia?

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

  • Bulgaria Air can take you to Sofia by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Bulgaria Air from Madrid to Sofia for $109 (€87).
  • Union Ivkoni International can get you to Sofia by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Union Ivkoni International from Madrid to Sofia for $114 (€91) on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Sofia from Madrid ends?
Your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid 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 buy my Madrid to Sofia one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $109 (€87) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $114 (€91) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Sofia
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments

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