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from Sofia to Berlin

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

Our recommendation

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

09:15PMSofia Airport2h15 10:30PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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04:00PMSofia26h50 05:50PMBerlin
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02:10PMSofia Airport4h45 05:55PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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04:00PMSofia26h55 05:55PMBerlin
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09:25PMSofia Airport13h15 09:40AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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Sep 28
$96Aegean Airlines
Sep 29
$114Arda Tur
$139Malta Air
Sep 30
$90Union Ivkoni International
$131Malta Air
Oct 1
$99Malta Air
Oct 2
$83Union Ivkoni International
$137Aegean Airlines
Oct 3
$114Arda Tur
$176Bulgaria Air
Oct 4
$73Malta Air
Oct 5
$145Bulgaria Air
Oct 6
$114Arda Tur
$84Malta Air
Oct 7
$90Union Ivkoni International
$76Malta Air
Oct 8
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Oct 9
$75Union Ivkoni International
$145Bulgaria Air
Oct 10
$114Arda Tur
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Oct 11
$56Malta Air
Oct 13
$32Malta Air
Oct 14
$75Union Ivkoni International
$66Malta Air
Oct 15
$42Malta Air
Oct 16
$75Union Ivkoni International
$132Bulgaria Air
Oct 17
$114Arda Tur
$141Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information from Sofia to Berlin

distanceDistance817 miles (1318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$112 - $130
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $112 (€90) • 25 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $130 (€104) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBulgaria Air or RACIC

Travel 817 miles (1318 km) by flight or bus between Sofia and Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $112 (€90). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Bulgaria Air or RACIC among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Sofia to Berlin.

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Travel from Sofia to Berlin
Travel to Berlin 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 Sofia to Berlin.
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Sofia and Berlin?

Travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Berlin from Sofia restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Berlin, Germany from Sofia?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Sofia and Berlin closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bulgaria from Berlin, Germany?

Return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Bulgaria from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering 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)

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

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

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Sofia, Bulgaria was last verified on 9/26/21. 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 Sofia from Berlin.

How do I travel from Sofia to Berlin?

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

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

The cheapest way to travel to Berlin from Sofia is by taking a bus with an average price of $112 (€90).

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A bus is $17 (€14) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Sofia to Berlin costing on average $130 (€104).

What is the fastest way from Sofia to Berlin?

The fastest way from Sofia to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 25 h 30 min   on average.

What is the distance between Sofia and Berlin?

The distance from Sofia to Berlin is approximately 817 miles (1318 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Berlin is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

When traveling to Berlin from Sofia, what are the departure and arrival points in Sofia and Berlin?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Sofia to Berlin:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Sofia Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
Which travel companies can get me from Sofia to Berlin?

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

  • You can take a flight from Sofia to Berlin with Bulgaria Air. Cheap tickets can be found for $130 (€104) with Bulgaria Air from Sofia to Berlin.
  • You can go to Berlin from Sofia by bus with RACIC. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $112 (€90) with RACIC from Sofia to Berlin on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Berlin from Sofia?

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Eurolines Germany, Arda Tur or RACIC.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Berlin as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Sofia to Berlin.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Sofia to Berlin?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Sofia to Berlin often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Sofia and Berlin itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Berlin and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Sofia to Berlin one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $130 (€104) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket costs $112 (€90) one way on average for this trip.

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