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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Hanover. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Hanover usually takes around 32 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Racic Eurobus bus can make the trip in 29 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance918 mi (1478 km)
Shortest duration29h 30m
Cheapest price$79.30
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines4

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Hanover?

There are 4 bus lines from Sofia to Hanover available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. FlixBus offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Citylines11d 7h 45m$105.00
FlixBus21d 10h 15m$122.95
Racic Eurobus11d 5h 51m$113.45
Union Ivkoni11d 9h 49m$94.55
  • Citylines


    Book Citylines from Sofia to Hanover from $104. Typically there is one Citylines schedule per day from Sofia to Hanover and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Hanover. In Sofia, Citylines departs to Hanover from Serdica Bus Station . In Hanover, Citylines arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Citylines from Sofia to Hanover takes 31 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Hanover in 29 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 Hanover.

  • 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 2 trips from Sofia to Hanover, and usually makes the trip in about 34 hours and 15 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 Hanover from $112. Typically there is one Racic Eurobus schedule per day from Sofia to Hanover and you can expect on average to pay for a Racic Eurobus ticket to Hanover. In Sofia, Racic Eurobus departs to Hanover from Serdica Bus Station . In Hanover, Racic Eurobus arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Racic Eurobus from Sofia to Hanover takes 29 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Racic Eurobus trip will get you to Hanover in 29 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 Hanover.

  • 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 Hanover, and the trip usually takes 33 hours and 49 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 32 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 918 miles from Sofia to Hanover. However, the fastest bus only takes 29 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?

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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Hanover, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Hanover each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Sofia to Hanover. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

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.


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Situated on the River Leine, Hanover is the largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. This historic city is now an important commercial center and home to a large university, the Leibniz University Hanover.

Aside from industry, Hanover is known for being a hub for festivals in Germany. The city is always celebrating something, but two of the biggest events are the hugely popular Oktoberfest Hanover and the Hanover Schutzenfest, a target shooting competition.

Even if you skip the revelry at these festivals, Hanover offers a rich cultural experience in its world-class museums, theaters, and galleries. One of Hanover's cultural centerpieces is the Hanover Opera House. Built in 1852, this impressive building hosts opera performances during opera season, from September to June.

Like most of Germany, Hanover is extremely accessible thanks to robust transport options. Hanover Airport is served by many major airlines, while the train station has many connections from various destinations across the country. Plus, intercity bus service on BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, FlixBus, and more connects Hanover to other German cities, including Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, and more.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Sofia has two bus stations with service to Hanover.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Serdica Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Hanover?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Hanover:

  • Central Bus Station

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