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from Sofia to Cologne

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Mon
Sep 20
$101Flixbus
$380Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 21
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$168Austrian Airlines
Wed
Sep 22
$88Union Ivkoni International
$51ryanair sun
Fri
Sep 24
$99Union Ivkoni International
$75ryanair sun
Sun
Sep 26
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$83ryanair sun
Mon
Sep 27
$99Union Ivkoni International
$211Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 30
$83Union Ivkoni International
$161Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 1
$87Union Ivkoni International
$87ryanair sun

Travel Information between Sofia and Cologne

distanceDistance955 miles (1540 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$37 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $37 (€30) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $37 (€30) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or ryanair sun

Take a bus or flight to travel 955 miles (1540 km) to Cologne from Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni International or ryanair sun among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Cologne.

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Travel from Sofia to Cologne
Travel to Cologne 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 Cologne.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria currently allowed?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Bulgaria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany 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 9/18/21; 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 from Sofia to Cologne.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Sofia, Bulgaria from Cologne, Germany?

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. 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 Sofia from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Sofia?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Sofia is by taking a flight with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a flight is usually $47 (€37) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $84 (€67) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Sofia to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 28 h 16 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Sofia to Cologne would I travel?

The Sofia to Cologne distance is around 955 miles (1540 km).

How many services a day are there from Sofia to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Sofia to Cologne?

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

  • Buses from Sofia to Cologne most often leave from София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights most often depart from Sofia at Sofia Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
Who can get me from Sofia to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Sofia and Cologne with Union Ivkoni International, and you can find Union Ivkoni International Sofia to Cologne tickets for $84 (€67) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Sofia to Cologne with ryanair sun. Cheap tickets can be found for $37 (€30) with ryanair sun from Sofia to Cologne.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Sofia to Cologne ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Sofia to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Sofia to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book Sofia to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $84 (€67) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $37 (€30) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Sofia
Cologne
Sofia
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Sofia, Busbahnhof am Hbf.
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Sofia, ZOB Trafikmarket
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