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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Prague to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Prague to Sofia usually takes around 19 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 18 hours,

Distance662 mi (1065 km)
Shortest duration18h 0m
Cheapest price€55.94
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceArda Tur
Bus lines4

What bus companies travel from Prague to Sofia?

There are 4 bus lines from Prague to Sofia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur119h 49m€85.78
Citylines118h 30m€76.63
Racic Eurobus118h 0m€86.44
Union Ivkoni118h 0m€62.38
  • Arda Tur is a Bulgarian intercity coach company serving a large number of cities in Bulgaria as well as destinations across Europe, like Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Onboard, you’ll find extra legroom, air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary WiFi and power outlets. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase as well.

  • Citylines, a prominent Bulgarian bus company based in Sofia, offers an extensive network of routes connecting cities within Bulgaria and beyond, operating numerous daily trips. The company's services extend to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers. One of Citylines' popular routes is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily, and passengers can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

  • Racic Eurobus, a coach company operating in Bulgaria since 1990, is known for its high safety and comfort standards. With a wide range of popular destinations across Europe, the company caters to the diverse interests of travelers. From vibrant capital cities to picturesque coastal towns, Racic Eurobus offers convenient routes to destinations such as Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Prague. With a commitment to reliability, comfort, and customer satisfaction, Racic Eurobus is a trusted choice for exploring Europe by bus.

  • 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 Prague to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 18 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours to cover the 1065 kilometers from Prague to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours. 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.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 11:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Prague to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Prague to Sofia. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

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 Prague?

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Main departure station: Prague Florenc Bus Station

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station is the city's largest and busiest bus station. The station complex is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for, including information services, luggage storage, public toilets, restaurants, and shops. Bus lines including FlixBus and RegioJet stop at the station, and Prague's central train station is less than 2km away for connections to rail travel. Right outside the bus station, you'll find the Florenc Metro stop, a hotel, several restaurants, and excellent shopping.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Křižíkova 2110/2b

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Serdica Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Sofia.

Bus stations in Sofia:

  • Serdica Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

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