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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Dresden to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Dresden to Sofia usually takes around 21 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 20 hours,

Distance732 mi (1178 km)
Shortest duration20h 0m
Cheapest price€62.59
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceArda Tur
Bus lines4

What bus companies travel from Dresden to Sofia?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur121h 35m€97.96
Citylines121h 30m€90.66
Racic Eurobus120h 0m€90.66
Union Ivkoni11d 0h 5m€73.84
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Dresden to Sofia from €98. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Dresden to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Sofia. In Dresden, Arda Tur departs to Sofia from Central Station and no other station. In Sofia, Arda Tur arrives at Serdica Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Dresden to Sofia takes 21 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Sofia in 20 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sofia.

  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Dresden to Sofia from €91. There are 1 Citylines schedules from Dresden to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Sofia. In Dresden, Citylines departs to Sofia from Train Station (Bayrische Straße) and no other station. In Sofia, Citylines arrives at Serdica Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Citylines from Dresden to Sofia takes 21 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Sofia in 20 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Citylines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sofia.

  • Racic Eurobus

    Racic Eurobus

    Book Racic Eurobus from Dresden to Sofia from €91. There are 1 Racic Eurobus schedules from Dresden to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Racic Eurobus ticket to Sofia. In Dresden, Racic Eurobus departs to Sofia from Central Station and no other station. In Sofia, Racic Eurobus arrives at Serdica Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Racic Eurobus from Dresden to Sofia takes 20 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Racic Eurobus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway 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 Dresden to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 24 hours and 5 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dresden 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?

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 1178 kilometers from Dresden to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 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.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dresden?

The first bus leaves at 14:00 and the last bus leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all buses from Dresden to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Sofia each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Dresden 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

Dresden

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Sometimes called the Florence of the North, Dresden is a magnificent city that is slowly recovering from its losses during the Second World War. As one of the most visited cities in Germany, Dresden is rich in culture and heritage; both are exemplified in the Frauenkirche, a reconstructed cathedral that serves both as the reminder of the horrors of wars and as a shining beacon of hope. If you are a fan of beautiful architectural works, don't miss out on Dresden Castle, a Baroque castle that has stood firmly and confidently for over 400 years. For fans of music and cultural activities in general, plan a special night out at the Semperoper, the premier opera house of the city.

Dresden's food scene is an eclectic mix of local specialties and international cuisines. For the best local dishes, check out Brühlscher Garten, in the heart of the Old Town quarter. Also worth visiting is Historisches Fischhaus, housed in a building dating back to the 16th century.

Bus and train service connect Dresden to other cities in Germany and the rest of Europe. If you're flying in, the Dresden airport is just a few miles from downtown.

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 Dresden?

Departure stations

Buses to Sofia leave from 3 stations in Dresden.

All bus stations in Dresden:

  • Central Station

  • Train Station (Bayrische Straße)

  • Central Station

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