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Sofia - Prague Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Prague. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Prague usually takes around 21 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 19 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance662 mi (1065 km)
Shortest duration19h 30m
Cheapest price$78.58
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceRacic Eurobus
Bus lines5

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Prague?

There are 5 bus lines from Sofia to Prague available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur121h 45m$79.62
Citylines121h 0m$78.81
FlixBus31d 1h 30m$94.91
Racic Eurobus119h 30m$91.60
Union Ivkoni123h 0m$97.47
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Sofia to Prague from $80. Typically there is one Arda Tur schedule per day from Sofia to Prague and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Prague. In Sofia, Arda Tur departs to Prague from Serdica Bus Station . In Prague, Arda Tur arrives at Prague Florenc Bus Station .

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Sofia to Prague takes 21 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Prague in 19 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Prague.

  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Sofia to Prague from $79. Typically there is one Citylines schedule per day from Sofia to Prague and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Prague. In Sofia, Citylines departs to Prague from Serdica Bus Station . In Prague, Citylines arrives at Křižíkova 2110/2b .

    An average trip on Citylines from Sofia to Prague takes 21 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Prague in 19 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Citylines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Prague.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Sofia to Prague, and usually makes the trip in about 25 hours and 30 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Racic Eurobus

    Racic Eurobus

    Book Racic Eurobus from Sofia to Prague from $91. Typically there is one Racic Eurobus schedule per day from Sofia to Prague and you can expect on average to pay for a Racic Eurobus ticket to Prague. In Sofia, Racic Eurobus departs to Prague from Serdica Bus Station . In Prague, Racic Eurobus arrives at Prague Florenc Bus Station .

    An average trip on Racic Eurobus from Sofia to Prague takes 19 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Racic Eurobus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Prague.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    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 Prague, and the trip usually takes 23 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Prague 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Prague?

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 662 miles from Sofia to Prague. However, the fastest bus only takes 19 hours and 30 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 Prague 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Prague, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Sofia to Prague. 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.

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?

Main departure station: Serdica Bus Station

Sofia has two bus stations with service to Prague.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Serdica Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Prague?

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Main arrival station: Prague Florenc Bus Station

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station is the city's largest and busiest bus station. The station complex is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for, including information services, luggage storage, public toilets, restaurants, and shops. Bus lines including FlixBus and RegioJet stop at the station, and Prague's central train station is less than 2km away for connections to rail travel. Right outside the bus station, you'll find the Florenc Metro stop, a hotel, several restaurants, and excellent shopping.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Křižíkova 2110/2b

  • Main Railway Station

  • Zličín

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