How to travel from Sofia to Berlin

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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 Jun 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30PMSofia Airport2h15 10:45PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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04:30PMSofia26h25 05:55PMBerlin
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10:10AMSofia Airport2h15 11:25AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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09:30AMSofia Airport9h30 06:00PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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04:00PMSofia26h50 05:50PMBerlin
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Travel Information to Berlin from Sofia

distanceDistance817 miles (1318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $515 (€460) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur or Turkish Airlines

Travel 817 miles (1318 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Sofia and Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Arda Tur or Turkish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Berlin.

Travel Tips: 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.

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

Is international entry into Berlin from Sofia restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Berlin from Sofia closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Sofia, Bulgaria from Berlin, Germany?

Reentering Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Sofia from Berlin?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. 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 Sofia from Berlin here.

There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Berlin: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Sofia is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

A ferry is generally $103 (€92) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $103 (€92) from Sofia to Berlin.

Taking a ferry is usually $515 (€460) less than taking a flight to Berlin, which costs on average $515 (€460) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $9 (€8) less than taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8) for this trip.

The fastest way from Sofia to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Berlin by bus can take on average 25 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Berlin by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Berlin is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Sofia and Berlin as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses from Sofia to Berlin most often leave from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Flights mostly depart from Sofia Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Sofia and Berlin with Arda Tur, and you can find Arda Tur Sofia to Berlin tickets for $103 (€92) on Omio.
  • You can go to Berlin from Sofia by plane with Turkish Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $515 (€460) with Turkish Airlines from Sofia to Berlin on Omio.
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!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $103 (€92) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $515 (€460) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $9 (€8) one way.

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

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