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Buses from Sofia to Burgas

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Journey Information

There are 8 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 Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance211 mi (340 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price$13.50
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Burgas?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sofia to Burgas. Union Ivkoni connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Union Ivkoni86h 19m$15.24
  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Book Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Burgas from $14. There are 8 trips per day offered by Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Burgas and you can expect on average to pay for a Union Ivkoni ticket to Burgas. In Sofia, Union Ivkoni departs to Burgas from Central Bus Station . In Burgas, Union Ivkoni arrives at Avtogara Yug .

    An average trip on Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Burgas takes 6 hours and 19 minutes , while the fastest available Union Ivkoni trip will get you to Burgas in 5 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Union Ivkoni offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Burgas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Burgas 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 from Sofia to Burgas?

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 35 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Sofia to Burgas at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Burgas, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am 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.

How many bus trips to Burgas are there per day?

There are 8 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


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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?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Sofia.

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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