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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 20 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 20 hours,

Distance732 mi (1178 km)
Shortest duration20h 0m
Cheapest price€81.47
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 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 Tur121h 35m€108.87
Citylines121h 30m€96.74
Racic Eurobus120h 0m€107.94
Union Ivkoni120h 0m€81.47
  • 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 Dresden to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 20 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 20 hours and 58 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.

"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 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.

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?

Main departure station: Central Station

Buses to Sofia leave from 3 stations in Dresden.

All bus stations in Dresden:

  • Central Station

  • Central Station

  • Train Station (Bayrische Straße)

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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