How to travel from Sofia to Madrid

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from Sofia to Madrid

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

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flight

To get from Sofia to Madrid on Dec 07 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMSofia Airport7h40 01:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
1421One-way
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09:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)50h00 10:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur
0 transfers
1391One-way
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07:00AMSofia Airport9h25 03:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
2991One-way
07:00AMSofia Airport13h15 07:15PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
2991One-way
07:00AMSofia Airport11h25 05:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
3331One-way

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Travel Information to Madrid from Sofia

distanceDistance1397 miles (2253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $342
fastestFastest modeFlight • $342 (€306) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Air Europa

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 1397 miles (2253 km) to Madrid from Sofia. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Sofia to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel to Madrid 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 Madrid.
FAQs

Travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Madrid from Sofia restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain 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 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Sofia and Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Sofia from Madrid restricted?

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

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

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 11/17/22. 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.

You can travel between Sofia and Madrid 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Sofia to Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $151 (€135) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $154 (€138) for this journey.

A train is generally $338 (€303) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $342 (€306) from Sofia to Madrid.

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 49 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights from Sofia to Madrid most often leave from Sofia Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sofia to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Union Ivkoni International can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Union Ivkoni International from Sofia to Madrid for $154 (€138) on Omio.
  • Travel with Air Europa for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Europa Sofia to Madrid tickets on Omio for $342 (€306).

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

  • You'll find direct flights with.

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 to Madrid from Sofia.

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!

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $154 (€138) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $342 (€306) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $3 (€3) one way on average.

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.

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