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Flight Information to Madrid from Sofia

distanceDistance1397 miles (2253 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£125 (€142)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Wizz Air or Bulgaria Air

Flights from Sofia to Madrid cover the 1397 miles (2253 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, Wizz Air or Bulgaria Air. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £125, you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as £82. Travellers depart most frequently from Sofia Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.

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Sofia to Madrid with RyanAir and Wizzair

Buy your official RyanAir and Wizzair flight tickets from Sofia to Madrid from £82 with Omio. Find flight times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

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Book your RyanAir Sofia to Madrid flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check RyanAir’s up-to-date flight timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Sofia to Madrid routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable RyanAir plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Sofia and Madrid is 1397 miles (2253 km), and the best price for a one-way Sofia - Madrid RyanAir plane ticket starts at £92 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your RyanAir ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by plane. Waiting in a queue at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with RyanAir!

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Sofia to Madrid Flights: An Overview

Spain's capital is the city that never sleeps, a vibrant metropolis with non-stop nightlife and cultural highlights that range from the art treasures of the Prado to the soccer stars performing at the Bernabeu. Business travelers and city break vacationers from Bulgaria can take daily direct flights from Sofia to Madrid with national airlines and a budget carrier. Flight times are a little under four hours, with morning, afternoon and evening services available. Indirect connections with one change in transit increase the daily flight options to the Spanish capital from Sofia.  

Which airlines fly  from Sofia to Madrid?

Spanish national airline Iberia and Bulgarian national carrier Bulgaria Air provide direct flights from Sofia to Madrid four days a week. Irish budget airline Ryanair provides direct flights on the same route four days a week. Hungarian low cost operator Wizz Air offers direct flights to the Spanish capital from Sofia five days a week. Indirect connections with one change en route are available with several airlines, including Lufthansa connections via Munich, Air Europa and Alitalia services via  Rome Fiumicino, and KLM and Bulgaria Air routes via Amsterdam Schiphol. 

How long is the flight from Sofia to Madrid?

Iberia and Bulgaria Air direct flights from Sofia to Madrid are the fastest option on the 2253 kilometer route west to the Spanish capital, taking three hours and 40 minutes. Ryanair budget airline services take ten minutes longer and Wizz Air flights take 15 minutes longer. Lufthansa flights via Munich are the quickest indirect connection, with  a total journey time of five hours and 40 minutes to Madrid. Alitalia and Air Europa connections via Rome take five minutes longer, while KLM and Bulgaria Air flights via Amsterdam take seven hours and 40 minutes to complete the trip.   

How many flights are there from Sofia to Madrid?

The Iberia and Bulgaria Air national airline timetable offers direct flights from Sofia to Madrid four days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Budget airline Ryanair provides direct flights on this route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Wizz Air has a direct flight to the Spanish capital five days a week, with no service on Mondays and Fridays. Departure times for direct flights vary but include morning, afternoon and late evening options. There are also  eight daily indirect flights from Sofia to Madrid, with a variety of airlines, and departure times in the morning and afternoon.  

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Sofia to Madrid?

Departure Airport: Sofia Airport is located 10 kilometers east of the Bulgarian capital, with public transport connections from the center available on metro line 1 trains taking 20 minutes or city bus routes 84 and 184 taking around 45 minutes. Facilities at the terminal include long and short stay parking lots, currency exchange desks, duty free shopping, Bulgarian wine stores, sandwich bars, vending machines, coffee shops and executive lounges.

Arrival Airport: Madrid Barajas Airport is Europe's second largest flight hub, located 12 kilometers north east of the center, with frequent connections downtown provided by trains on line 8 of the metro and C1 and C10 local Renfe rail services, taking 20-30 minutes. Facilities at the airport include car rental desks, currency exchange bureaux, baggage storage lockers, tapas bars, fast food restaurants, Castilian wine and food specialty stores, a pharmacy, news vendors, business lounges, free WiFi and taxi stands.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight between Sofia and Madrid?

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

Can I enter Spain from Bulgaria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Sofia to Madrid as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Madrid, Spain to Sofia, Bulgaria?

Return travel from Spain to Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Sofia from Madrid?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Madrid?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 10/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Sofia from Madrid.

How much do cheap plane tickets between Sofia and Madrid cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest flight to Madrid from Sofia for the next 7 days starting from £82  one way.
How much is a plane ticket from Sofia to Madrid?
If you’re looking to book your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Sofia to Madrid flight price to come in at an average of £125  one way.
What is the distance from Sofia to Madrid by flight?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Madrid from Sofia via plane to be approximately 1397 miles (2253 km).
How long does it take from Sofia to Madrid by plane?
On average the Sofia to Madrid flight time is 3 h 35 min  covering the 1397 miles (2253 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What airport does the flight from Sofia to Madrid depart from? Which Madrid airport do I fly into from Sofia?

Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Sofia Airport   to Madrid Barajas Airport.

Where is the airport in Sofia? Where is the airport in Madrid?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Sofia Airport, which is located approximately 4 miles (6 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Madrid Barajas Airport and need to travel approximately 7 miles (12 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in Madrid. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from Madrid Barajas Airport to get you to the city centre in Madrid.

Which airlines can take me from Sofia to Madrid?
When taking a flight from Sofia to Madrid, you can count on Ryanair, Wizz Air or Bulgaria Air for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service to Madrid from Sofia and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.
When can I take the first flight from Sofia to Madrid? When can I take the last flight for the day?
The earliest flight for this trip departs from Sofia at 04: 55. The last flight leaves from Sofia at 17: 20. Check Omio for the latest flight schedule from Sofia to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a plane ticket from Sofia to Madrid to get the best deals?
If you book Sofia to Madrid plane tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £125. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights between Sofia and Madrid. Look out for plane tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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