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There are 17 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Varna. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Varna usually takes around 6 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Global Biomet bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||235 mi (378 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 15m|
|Trips per day||15|
|Most frequent service||Global Biomet|
How much is a bus ticket from Sofia to Varna?
$23.17 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sofia to Varna. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
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What bus companies travel from Sofia to Varna?
There are 3 bus lines from Sofia to Varna available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Global Biomet usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Global Biomet||7||6h 18m||$23.24|
|Group Plus Ltd||7||6h 51m||$23.38|
|Union Ivkoni||3||6h 57m||$22.72|
Book Global Biomet from Sofia to Varna from $23. There are 7 Global Biomet schedules from Sofia to Varna and you can expect on average to pay for a Global Biomet ticket to Varna. In Sofia, Global Biomet departs to Varna from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Varna, Global Biomet arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.
An average trip on Global Biomet from Sofia to Varna takes 6 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Global Biomet trip will get you to Varna in 6 hours and 15 minutes .
On weekends, Global Biomet offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Varna.
Group Plus Ltd
Book Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Varna from $23. There are 7 Group Plus Ltd schedules from Sofia to Varna and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Varna. In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd departs to Varna from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Varna, Group Plus Ltd arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.
An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Varna takes 6 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Group Plus Ltd trip will get you to Varna in 6 hours and 15 minutes .
On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Varna.
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 3 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Varna, and the trip usually takes 6 hours and 57 minutes to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Varna 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?
The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 378 kilometers from Sofia to Varna. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Varna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Varna are there per day?
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?
Sofia has two bus stations with service to Varna.
All bus stations in Sofia:
Central Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Varna?
All buses from Sofia arrive at one main station in Varna.
Bus stations in Varna:
Central Bus Station
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