Buses from Sofia to Shumen

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Shumen. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Shumen usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Group Plus Ltd bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance187 mi (301 km)
Shortest duration5h 20m
Cheapest price$18.49
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGroup Plus Ltd
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Shumen?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sofia to Shumen that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Group Plus Ltd usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Group Plus Ltd75h 55m$20.51
Union Ivkoni15h 36m$20.16
  • Group Plus Ltd

    Group Plus Ltd

    Book Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Shumen from $18. There are 7 Group Plus Ltd schedules from Sofia to Shumen and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Shumen. In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd departs to Shumen from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Shumen, Group Plus Ltd arrives at Rishki prohod Blvd 29 and no other station.

    An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Shumen takes 5 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Group Plus Ltd trip will get you to Shumen in 5 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Shumen.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Shumen, and the trip usually takes 5 hours and 36 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Shumen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Sofia to Shumen?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 301 kilometers from Sofia to Shumen. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Shumen at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Shumen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Shumen are there per day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Sofia to Shumen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


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The Bulgarian capital of Sofia lies in the Sofia Valley at the foot of Vitosha mountain. Known for its vast history stretching over seven millennia, Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities, making for a metropolis where long-standing traditions meet modern entertainment.

Sofia's most iconic and popular tourist destination is the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Completed in 1912 and built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War, the cathedral's crypt is open to visitors and has a vast collection of religious icons.

Because of Sofia's fascinatingly long history, it is no surprise that the city is filled with various historic sites and era-defining buildings. The Rotunda Church of St. George is one such place and is said to be the oldest building in Sofia. This ruin dates back to the 4th century, and the fact alone that it has remained mostly unscathed since then is reason enough to visit.

Sofia has also developed a vibrant contemporary scene, with many festivals and events taking place annually, including the internationally prominent Sofia Independent Film Festival and the GuitArt Festival.

Sofia can be easily reached by air via its conveniently located international airport, as well as by rail from various cities in nearby countries, including Istanbul, Belgrade and Bucharest. Various international and national bus services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Sofia.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Shumen?

Main arrival station: Rishki prohod Blvd 29

All buses from Sofia arrive at one main station in Shumen.

Bus stations in Shumen:

  • Rishki prohod Blvd 29

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