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from Sofia to Hamburg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Sofia to Hamburg on May 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMSofia Airport5h40 02:10PMHamburg Airport
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08:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)37h00 08:30PMHamburg
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07:20PMSofia Airport4h15 10:35PMHamburg Airport
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06:00AMSofia Airport4h25 09:25AMHamburg Airport
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12:55PMSofia Airport5h35 05:30PMHamburg Airport
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May 26
$92Union Ivkoni International
$231Aegean Airlines
May 27
$181Lot Polish Airlines
May 28
$255Lot Polish Airlines
May 29
$109Brittany Ferries
$144Bulgaria Air
May 30
$107Eurolines Germany
$255Lot Polish Airlines
May 31
$255Lot Polish Airlines
Jun 1
$255Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Sofia and Hamburg

distanceDistance965 miles (1556 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$118 - $144
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $118 (€106) • 30 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $144 (€129) • 4 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or Lufthansa

Travel 965 miles (1556 km) by bus or flight between Sofia and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $118 (€106). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurolines Germany or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Sofia to Hamburg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Hamburg

Travel to Hamburg 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 Hamburg.

Am I allowed to travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Hamburg, Germany?

International travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Hamburg, 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 Hamburg if traveling from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Hamburg, 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 5/24/22; 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 to Hamburg from Sofia.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Hamburg, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Sofia, Bulgaria from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Sofia from Hamburg restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Bulgaria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

You should observe these safety measures in Bulgaria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Bulgaria was last checked on 5/23/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Sofia from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Sofia to Hamburg?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Hamburg from Sofia. You can take a bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Sofia and Hamburg is by taking a bus with an average price of $118 (€106).

This is compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is about $25 (€23) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $144 (€129) for this route.

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

The fastest way from Sofia to Hamburg is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 55 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 30 h 50 min.

How many miles from Sofia to Hamburg would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 965 miles (1556 km) between Sofia and Hamburg.

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

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Hamburg is:

  • 2 buses per day.

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

Where do I depart from Sofia? Where do I arrive in Hamburg?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Sofia to Hamburg depart from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) to Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Sofia Airport and arrive in Hamburg Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Sofia to Hamburg?

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

  • You can take a bus from Sofia to Hamburg with Eurolines Germany. Cheap tickets can be found for $118 (€106) with Eurolines Germany from Sofia to Hamburg.
  • You can take a flight from Sofia to Hamburg with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $144 (€129) with Lufthansa from Sofia to Hamburg.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Sofia to Hamburg?

Your trip from Sofia to Hamburg doesn't have to end in Hamburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam to your Sofia to Hamburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Hamburg today!

How early should I book Sofia to Hamburg tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $118 (€106) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $144 (€129) one way on average.

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

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