Katerini to Sofia bus
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There is one daily bus from Katerini to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Katerini to Sofia usually takes around 6 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||172 mi (277 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 50m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Citylines|
What bus companies travel from Katerini to Sofia?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Katerini to Sofia that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Union Ivkoni||1||6h 50m||$30.67|
Book Citylines from Katerini to Sofia from $37. Typically there is one Citylines schedule per day from Katerini to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Sofia. In Katerini, Citylines departs to Sofia from Olympus Plaza . In Sofia, Citylines arrives at Sofia Bus Station Serdika .
An average trip on Citylines from Katerini to Sofia takes 6 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Sofia in 6 hours and 50 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 Sofia.
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 Katerini to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 6 hours and 50 minutes to complete.
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The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 172 miles from Katerini to Sofia. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 50 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.
Because many passengers travel from Katerini to Sofia 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
There is usually only one bus per day from Katerini to Sofia. It leaves the station in Katerini at 3:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date 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.
Where does the bus leave from in Katerini?
Main departure station: Olympus Plaza
Katerini has two bus stations with service to Sofia.
All bus stations in Katerini:
Katerini Central Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?
Main arrival station: Sofia Bus Station Serdika
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Sofia.
All bus stations in Sofia:
Sofia Bus Station Serdika
Central Bus Station
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