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Sofia - Burgas Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Burgas. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Burgas usually takes around 6 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Karat-S bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance211 mi (340 km)
Shortest duration5h 20m
Cheapest price$17.41
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Sofia to Burgas

Monthly avg. prices

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What bus companies travel from Sofia to Burgas?

There are 3 bus lines from Sofia to Burgas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Union Ivkoni 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
Karat-S15h 36m$17.87
Union Ivkoni18h 0m$18.76
Union Ivkoni76h 12m$18.88
  • Book Karat-S from Sofia to Burgas from $17. Typically there is one Karat-S schedule per day from Sofia to Burgas and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Burgas. In Sofia, Karat-S departs to Burgas from Central Bus Station . In Burgas, Karat-S arrives at Avtogara Yug .

    An average trip on Karat-S from Sofia to Burgas takes 5 hours and 36 minutes , while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Burgas in 5 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Burgas.

  • 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 Sofia to Burgas, and the trip usually takes 8 hours and 0 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 7 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Burgas, and the trip usually takes 6 hours and 12 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 211 miles from Sofia to Burgas. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 20 minutes. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Burgas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Sofia to Burgas 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 Sofia to Burgas 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 Sofia?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Burgas?

Main arrival station: Avtogara Yug

All buses from Sofia arrive at one main station in Burgas.

All bus stations in Burgas:

  • Avtogara Yug

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