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Sliven - Sofia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Sliven to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Sliven to Sofia usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance152 mi (245 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$17.15
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceCitylines
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Sliven to Sofia

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What bus companies travel from Sliven to Sofia?

There are 3 bus lines from Sliven to Sofia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Citylines 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
Citylines34h 24m$17.32
Union Ivkoni16h 15m$17.51
Union Ivkoni24h 23m$17.67
  • 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.

  • 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 Sliven to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 6 hours and 15 minutes to complete.

  • 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 2 trips per day on the route from Sliven to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 4 hours and 23 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 152 miles from Sliven to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Sofia, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sliven to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Sliven 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 Sliven to Sofia without transferring.

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 Sliven?

Main departure station: Sliven Bus Station

Sliven has two bus stations with service to Sofia.

All bus stations in Sliven:

  • Sliven Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Sofia Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Sofia Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

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