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Bucharest - Sofia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Bucharest to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Bucharest to Sofia usually takes around 6 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance183 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration6h 30m
Cheapest price$14.19
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Bucharest to Sofia?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Bucharest to Sofia. FlixBus is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus16h 30m$15.67
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Bucharest to Sofia from $14. There are 1 FlixBus schedules from Bucharest to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Sofia. In Bucharest, FlixBus departs to Sofia from Bucuresti Militari Bus Station and no other station. In Sofia, FlixBus arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Bucharest to Sofia takes 6 hours and 30 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bucharest to Sofia 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 30 minutes to cover the 295 kilometers from Bucharest to Sofia. 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?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Bucharest to Sofia for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Sofia, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bucharest?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bucharest to Sofia. It leaves the station in Bucharest at 11:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus trips to Sofia are there per day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bucharest to Sofia. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Bucharest

Considered one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, Bucharest boasts a unique look that effortlessly blends elements from the East and the West. To marvel at the city’s unique architecture, head over to the Palace of Parliament, which was built during the communist rule of the country. Blending iconic communist architectural elements with modernist Neoclassicism, the building is a living witness to the country’s controversial era. There are walking tours for interested visitors, and the building also houses Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art. For those interested in history or cultural lessons, the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, with its impressive collection of pottery, certainly is a good choice. For those who simply wish to enjoy a walk among nature, Carol Park is relatively close to the city center, and it rarely gets crowded.

Like most big European cities, the food scene at Bucharest is vibrant and extremely diverse. For those who enjoy authentically Romanian dishes, Casa Doina is a great choice. If you wish to enjoy something more exotic, Divan could be a great choice.

The main bus station in Bucharest is called Bucuresti Militari Bus Station. It is located on the outskirts of the city and it serves as the local hub for FlixBus. Bucharest’s main railway station is the Gara de Nord, which provides access to other European cities as well. The main airport is the Henri Coandă International Airport, located 10.3 miles north of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bucharest?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Bucharest.

All bus stations in Bucharest:

  • Bucuresti Militari Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Arrival stations

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

Bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

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