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Linz - Sofia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Linz to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Linz to Sofia usually takes around 18 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 17 hours,

Distance584 mi (940 km)
Shortest duration17h 0m
Cheapest price$54.69
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Linz to Sofia?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Linz to Sofia that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Karat-S120h 0m$93.41
Union Ivkoni117h 19m$65.21
  • Book Karat-S from Linz to Sofia from $93. Typically there is one Karat-S schedule per day from Linz to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Sofia. In Linz, Karat-S departs to Sofia from Industriezeile 84 . In Sofia, Karat-S arrives at Serdica Bus Station .

    An average trip on Karat-S from Linz to Sofia takes 20 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Sofia in 17 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip 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 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 Linz to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 17 hours and 19 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 584 miles from Linz to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Sofia at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00am. To see the times for all buses from Linz to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Linz 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

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 Linz?

Main departure station: Bus Station Kärntnerstraße

Linz has two bus stations with service to Sofia.

All bus stations in Linz:

  • Bus Station Kärntnerstraße

  • Industriezeile 84

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

The Central Bus Station Mariya Luiza is in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Buses here run a regular service to Chisinau in Moldova, stopping at other Bulgarian cities on the way. There are also long-distance services going as far as Sunny Beach, Thessaloniki, and even Istanbul. The Central Bus station is located right next to the Central Railway Station, which has a waiting area and cafe. The Bus Station is also a short walk to the city center, which has a variety of major shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Serdica Bus Station

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