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Travel Information from Barcelona to Sofia

distanceDistance1084 miles (1749 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£86 - £87
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £86 • 37 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £87 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 1084 miles (1749 km) by flight or coach between Barcelona and Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £86. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Air France or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Barcelona to Sofia.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Barcelona, Spain and Sofia, Bulgaria allowed?

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Bulgaria if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Sofia if travelling from Barcelona?

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 measures do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Bulgaria 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 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Sofia from Barcelona.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Barcelona, Spain from Sofia, Bulgaria due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Bulgaria?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Bulgaria?

Requirements for reentering 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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 04/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from Sofia.

What are my Barcelona to Sofia travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Barcelona to Sofia: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Barcelona and Sofia?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Sofia, which costs on average £86.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sofia:

A coach journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Sofia by plane, which costs on average £87 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Barcelona to Sofia?

The fastest way from Barcelona to Sofia is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 45 min.

Other travel options between Barcelona and Sofia can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Sofia by coach can take on average 37 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Barcelona to Sofia?

The Barcelona to Sofia distance is approximately 1084 miles (1749 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Sofia is:

  • 1 coach a day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Barcelona to Sofia:

  • Flights from Barcelona to Sofia most often leave from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Sofia Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Sofia at Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).
Which travel operators can get me from Barcelona to Sofia?

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

  • Travel with Air France to go to Sofia by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air France Barcelona to Sofia tickets on Omio for £87.
  • Union Ivkoni International can take you to Sofia by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni International from Barcelona to Sofia for £86.
Is there a direct service from Barcelona to Sofia?

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Sofia with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Sofia with.
  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to Sofia with Union Ivkoni International.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Sofia tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Barcelona to Sofia?
Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Sofia often also extend their holiday to go to Plovdiv, Bucharest or Burgas. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Sofia and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Barcelona to Sofia ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £87 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost £86 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Sofia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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