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There are 15 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Varna. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Varna usually takes around 6 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Global Biomet bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.
|235 mi (378 km)
|Trips per day
|Most frequent service
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What bus companies travel from Sofia to Varna?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sofia to Varna that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Global Biomet usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Group Plus Ltd focuses on connecting 12 sought-after destinations, including Ravda, Sunny Beach, Varna, and Shumen. They provide convenient transportation options for locals and tourists, with a modern and safe vehicle fleet. Passengers can enjoy amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 235 miles from Sofia to Varna. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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.
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 Varna, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Varna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?
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 Varna?
Main arrival station: Central Bus Station
All buses from Sofia arrive at one main station in Varna.
All bus stations in Varna:
Central Bus Station
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