Buses from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

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Thessaloniki - Blagoevgrad Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad. Traveling by bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad usually takes around 9 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance96 mi (154 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$15.57
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad?

There are 3 bus lines from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Union Ivkoni usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur21d 3h 23m$19.67
Citylines13h 26m$15.74
Union Ivkoni63h 47m$20.12
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad from $19. There are 2 Arda Tur schedules from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Blagoevgrad. In Thessaloniki, Arda Tur departs to Blagoevgrad from Monastiriou Bus Stop and 1 other station. In Blagoevgrad, Arda Tur arrives at Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad takes 27 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Blagoevgrad in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Blagoevgrad.

  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad from $16. There are 1 Citylines schedules from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Blagoevgrad. In Thessaloniki, Citylines departs to Blagoevgrad from Monastiriou 28 and no other station. In Blagoevgrad, Citylines arrives at Bul Sveti Dimitar Solunski and no other station.

    An average trip on Citylines from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad takes 3 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Blagoevgrad in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Citylines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Blagoevgrad.

  • 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 6 trips per day on the route from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad, and the trip usually takes 3 hours and 47 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad 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 Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 154 kilometers from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Thessaloniki?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thessaloniki?

Main departure station: Monastiriou Bus Stop

Buses to Blagoevgrad leave from 3 stations in Thessaloniki.

All bus stations in Thessaloniki:

  • Monastiriou Bus Stop

  • Bus Station KTEL

  • Monastiriou 28

Where does the bus arrive in Blagoevgrad?

Main arrival station: Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Blagoevgrad.

Bus stations in Blagoevgrad:

  • Bus Station

  • Bul Sveti Dimitar Solunski

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