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Train Information to Sofia from Basel

distanceDistance834 miles (1345 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Basel to Sofia cover the 834 miles (1345 km) long trip taking on average 59 h 54 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Sofia, Bulgaria if I'm coming from Basel, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Sofia, Bulgaria by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Bulgaria from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

When travelling in Bulgaria, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Sofia before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Sofia is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Basel from Sofia restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Sofia closer to your date of departure here.

How many miles is it from Basel to Sofia by train?
The distance from Basel to Sofia by train is approximately 834 miles (1345 km).
How long is the train journey to Sofia from Basel?
While the time it takes to travel 834 miles (1345 km) to Sofia from Basel can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Basel to Sofia is on average 59 h 54 min.
How many train services are there to Sofia from Basel a day?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Sofia is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Sofia
The major railway station for departures from Basel is Basel SBB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Basel SBB for your trip from Basel to Sofia.