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There are 23 intercity coaches per day from Thessaloniki to Sofia. Traveling by coach from Thessaloniki to Sofia usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Citylines coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||144 mi (231 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 25m|
|Trips per day||21|
|Most frequent service||Union Ivkoni|
How much is a coach ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
£23.42 is the average price of a coach ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia. Taking a coach is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £16 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Thessaloniki to Sofia in April, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £23 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What coach companies travel from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
There are 3 coach lines from Thessaloniki to Sofia available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, Union Ivkoni usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Arda Tur||1||1d 5h 0m||£19.83|
|Union Ivkoni||20||5h 53m||£24.57|
Book Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Sofia from £20. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Thessaloniki to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Sofia. In Thessaloniki, Arda Tur departs to Sofia from Monastiriou Bus Stop and no other station. In Sofia, Arda Tur arrives at Serdica Bus Station and no other station.
An average trip on Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Sofia takes 29 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Sofia in 4 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Sofia.
Book Citylines from Thessaloniki to Sofia from £17. There are 3 Citylines schedules from Thessaloniki to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Sofia. In Thessaloniki, Citylines departs to Sofia from Monastiriou 28 and 1 other station. In Sofia, Citylines arrives at Serdica Bus Station and 1 other station.
An average trip on Citylines from Thessaloniki to Sofia takes 5 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Sofia in 4 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, Citylines offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Sofia.
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 coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 20 trips per day on the route from Thessaloniki to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 5 hours and 53 minutes to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Thessaloniki to Sofia during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.
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 coach ride from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 144 miles from Thessaloniki to Sofia. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Thessaloniki?
The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Thessaloniki to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coach departures serve Sofia each 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 coach services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.
Where does the coach leave from in Thessaloniki?
Main departure station: Monastiriou Bus Stop
Coaches to Sofia leave from 4 stations in Thessaloniki.
All coach stations in Thessaloniki:
Monastiriou Bus Stop
Bus Station KTEL
Macedonia Intercity Bus Station
Where does the coach arrive in Sofia?
Main arrival station: Central Bus Station
Coaches arrive in Sofia at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.
Coach stations in Sofia:
Central Bus Station
Airport Arrivals Terminal 2
Airport Departure Terminal 1
Serdica Bus Station
Sofia Bus Station Serdika
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