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Travel Information between Berlin and Sofia

distanceDistance817 miles (1318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£54 - £77
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £54 • 23 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £77 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBulgaria Air or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 817 miles (1318 km) by flight or coach to Sofia from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £54. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Bulgaria Air or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Berlin to Sofia.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Sofia, Bulgaria from Berlin, Germany currently allowed?

Travel between Berlin, Germany and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Bulgaria?

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

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

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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 29/11/2021. 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 trip from Berlin to Sofia.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria?

The current restriction level for returning to Berlin, Germany from Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Berlin, Germany from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Berlin from Sofia?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Berlin, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 05/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Berlin from Sofia here.

How do you get from Berlin to Sofia?

You can travel from Berlin to Sofia 2 different ways: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to go to Sofia from Berlin?

The cheapest way from Berlin to Sofia is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £54 compared to other travel options to Sofia:

A coach is generally £24 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £77 from Berlin to Sofia.

What is the quickest way from Berlin to Sofia?

The quickest way to travel to Sofia from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 23 h 55 min.

What is the distance from Berlin to Sofia?

The Berlin to Sofia distance is approximately 817 miles (1318 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Sofia is:

  • 1 coach a day.

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

When going from Berlin to Sofia, where do I depart from Berlin and where do I arrive in Sofia?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Sofia:

  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Berlin to Sofia depart from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Sofia Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).
Who can get me from Berlin to Sofia?

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

  • Travel with Bulgaria Air to go to Sofia by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Bulgaria Air Berlin to Sofia tickets on Omio for £77.
  • Union Ivkoni International can get you to Sofia by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Union Ivkoni International from Berlin to Sofia for £54 on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Berlin to Sofia?

Yes, there are direct services available to Sofia from Berlin with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with Eurolines Germany, Arda Tur or RACIC.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Sofia as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Berlin and Sofia.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Sofia from Berlin ends?
Omio customers who travel from Berlin 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 early should I purchase Berlin to Sofia tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Berlin to Sofia, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £77 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £54 one way.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Sofia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.