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Travel Information between Sofia and Berlin

distanceDistance817 miles (1318 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£80 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £80 • 25 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £92 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBulgaria Air or RACIC

Travel 817 miles (1318 km) by flight or coach from Sofia to Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £80. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Bulgaria Air or RACIC among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Sofia to Berlin.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Berlin, Germany if I’m coming from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Berlin from Sofia restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Berlin, Germany from Sofia?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Berlin from Sofia closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Bulgaria 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 29/11/2021. 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 Sofia from Berlin here.

How do I travel to Berlin from Sofia?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Sofia to Berlin, which costs on average £80.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Berlin:

A coach journey is usually £12 less than a journey to Berlin by plane, which costs on average £92 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Berlin from Sofia?

The fastest way from Sofia to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options from Sofia to Berlin can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 25 h 30 min   on average.

How far is it from Sofia to Berlin?

Berlin is approximately 817 miles (1318 km) away from Sofia.

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

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Berlin is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Sofia Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
Which travel companies can take me from Sofia to Berlin?

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

  • Bulgaria Air can take you to Berlin by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Bulgaria Air from Sofia to Berlin for £92.
  • Travel with RACIC to go to Berlin by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RACIC Sofia to Berlin tickets on Omio for £80.
Can I travel directly from Sofia to Berlin?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Berlin with Malta Air with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Berlin with Eurolines Germany, Arda Tur or RACIC.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Sofia to Berlin?
Many of our customers travelling from Sofia to Berlin don't make Berlin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your Sofia and Berlin trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Berlin to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Berlin from Sofia online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £92 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £80 one way.

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