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About Citylines

Citylines is a popular bus company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Citylines tickets by searching Overall, Citylines serves 94 routes, connecting 28 cities in 7 countries. To cover all these routes Citylines runs an average of 55 trips per day and 416 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $8.00 to $102.62 based on a variety of factors.

Citylines Amenities

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Citylines bus coverage

Daily Trips55

Citylines Routes & Network

Citylines’s bus network features 94 bus routes that connect 28 cities serving 40 stations. On average, Citylines performs about 55 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Citylines offers the highest number of daily bus service include Katerini and Sofia.

Top Cities Served by Citylines

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Sofia511:30 pm9:00 pm
Istanbul510:30 pm9:35 pm
Yambol61:30 pm1:30 pm
Plovdiv411:30 pm3:00 pm
Athens51:00 am4:30 pm
Thessaloniki52:30 am4:30 pm

Most popular Citylines routes

The bus from Katerini to Sofia is Citylines’s most popular route. Trips from Sofia to Thessaloniki and Belgrade to Sofia are also highly popular.

Top Citylines routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Katerini to Sofia16h 55m$47
Sofia to Thessaloniki24h 50m$27
Belgrade to Sofia16h 30m$49
Sofia to Athens211h 35m$67
Sofia to Yambol13h 40m$21
Istanbul to Plovdiv16h 25m$28
Istanbul to Sofia19h 0m$35

Citylines Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Citylines buses have WiFi?

Yes, Citylines offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Citylines will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Citylines WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Citylines does not offer power outlets on their buses at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is Citylines's schedule?

On a typical day, Citylines has 55 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Citylines does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Citylines requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Citylines’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Citylines’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Citylines buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Citylines buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Citylines does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Citylines ticket?

Yes, Citylines requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Citylines offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Citylines focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Citylines tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 55 Citylines trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Citylines tickets start at just $8.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Citylines tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Citylines tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Citylines prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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