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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Belgrade to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Belgrade to Sofia usually takes around 13 hours, but the fastest Karat-S bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration7h 30m
Cheapest price$34.12
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceKarat-S
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Belgrade to Sofia?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Belgrade to Sofia that you can search and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus118h 30m$62.51
Karat-S17h 30m$34.12
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Belgrade to Sofia, and usually makes the trip in about 18 hours and 30 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Karat-S

    Karat-S

    Book Karat-S from Belgrade to Sofia from $34. There are 1 Karat-S schedules from Belgrade to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Sofia. In Belgrade, Karat-S departs to Sofia from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Sofia, Karat-S arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Karat-S from Belgrade to Sofia takes 7 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S 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 Belgrade 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 from Belgrade to Sofia?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours to cover the 328 kilometers from Belgrade to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 30 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Belgrade?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Belgrade to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Belgrade to Sofia. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

City Information

Sofia

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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 Belgrade?

Main departure station: Zeleznicka 4

Belgrade has two bus stations with service to Sofia.

All bus stations in Belgrade:

  • Zeleznicka 4

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

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

Bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

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