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from Sofia to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

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

06:00AMSofia Airport6h05 11:05AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2601One-way
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06:00AMSofia Airport6h05 11:05AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2601One-way
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06:55AMSofia Airport6h10 12:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2671One-way
04:35PMSofia Airport8h00 11:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2671One-way
06:55AMSofia Airport9h45 03:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2671One-way

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Sat
Sep 25
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$256Bulgaria Air
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Sep 26
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$258Turkish Airlines
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Sep 27
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$198Turkish Airlines
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Sep 28
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$207Bulgaria Air
Wed
Sep 29
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$90Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 30
$135Union Ivkoni International
$170Lufthansa
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Oct 1
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$75Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$113Union Ivkoni International
$105Bulgaria Air
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Oct 4
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$30Wizz Air
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Oct 5
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$127Bulgaria Air
Wed
Oct 6
$111Union Ivkoni International
$42Ryanair
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Oct 7
$111Union Ivkoni International
$150Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 8
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$39Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 9
$113Union Ivkoni International
$108Bulgaria Air
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Oct 10
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$122Air France
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Oct 11
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$39Wizz Air
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Oct 13
$111Union Ivkoni International
$46Ryanair
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Oct 14
$113Union Ivkoni International
$130Air France
Fri
Oct 15
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$78Wizz Air

Travel Information between Sofia and Madrid

distanceDistance1397 miles (2253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$112 - $155
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $112 (€90) • 48 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $155 (€124) • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 1397 miles (2253 km) by flight or bus between Sofia and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 35 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 journey are Aegean Airlines or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Sofia to Madrid.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Madrid, Spain from Sofia, Bulgaria currently allowed?

Travel between Sofia, Bulgaria and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Bulgaria enter Spain?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Sofia?

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Sofia.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bulgaria from Madrid, Spain?

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

Is my journey back to Sofia from Madrid restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into 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 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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Bulgaria was last checked on 9/19/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Sofia from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Sofia to Madrid?

There are 2 travel options from Sofia to Madrid: flight or bus.

How do I get from Sofia to Madrid the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $112 (€90) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is about $43 (€34) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $155 (€124) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Sofia to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 48 h.

How far is it from Sofia to Madrid?

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

How many services a day are there between Sofia and Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Madrid is:

  • 1 bus a day.

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

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

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

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

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Sofia by plane with Aegean Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $155 (€124) with Aegean Airlines from Sofia to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel to Madrid from Sofia by bus with Union Ivkoni International. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $112 (€90) with Union Ivkoni International from Sofia to Madrid.
Can I find a direct route to Madrid from Sofia?

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Union Ivkoni International.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid 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 Madrid.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Sofia to Madrid?
Your trip from Sofia to Madrid doesn't have to end in Madrid. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla to your Sofia to Madrid tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Madrid today!
How far in advance should I book my Sofia to Madrid one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $155 (€124) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $112 (€90) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Sofia to Madrid 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
Madrid
Sofia
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Sofia, Busbahnhof am Hbf.
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Sofia, ZOB Trafikmarket
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