Buses from Varna to Sofia

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Varna to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Varna to Sofia usually takes around 6 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Global Biomet bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price€16.75
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceGlobal Biomet
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Varna to Sofia?

Typically €17.44 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Sofia. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Varna to Sofia by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €18 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Varna to Sofia?

There are 3 bus lines from Varna to Sofia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 daily trips, Global Biomet 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
Global Biomet106h 28m€17.73
Group Plus Ltd67h 29m€17.16
Union Ivkoni18h 0m€16.93
  • Global Biomet

    Global Biomet

    Book Global Biomet from Varna to Sofia from €17. There are 10 trips per day offered by Global Biomet from Varna to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Global Biomet ticket to Sofia. In Varna, Global Biomet departs to Sofia from Central Bus Station and one other station. In Sofia, Global Biomet arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Global Biomet from Varna to Sofia takes 6 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available Global Biomet trip will get you to Sofia in 6 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Global Biomet offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Sofia.

  • Group Plus Ltd

    Group Plus Ltd

    Book Group Plus Ltd from Varna to Sofia from €17. There are 6 trips per day offered by Group Plus Ltd from Varna to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Sofia. In Varna, Group Plus Ltd departs to Sofia from Central Bus Station . In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Varna to Sofia takes 7 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available Group Plus Ltd trip will get you to Sofia in 6 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Sofia.

  • 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 1 trips per day on the route from Varna to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 8 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Varna 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Varna to Sofia?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 378 kilometers from Varna to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 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?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Varna?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Varna to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Sofia each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Varna to Sofia 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 Varna to Sofia without transferring.

City Information


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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 Varna?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Varna has two bus stations with service to Sofia.

All bus stations in Varna:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Golden Sands, Aquapolis

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

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

Bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

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