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Budapest to Sofia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.46
Shortest Duration11h 15m
Trips per day2
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Budapest to Sofia

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Budapest to Sofia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Budapest to Sofia were $30.04. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $14.58 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Budapest to Sofia?

The distance between Budapest and Sofia is approximately 392.01 miles, or 630.72 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 13 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Budapest to Sofia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Budapest to Sofia by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Friday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Budapest to Sofia has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Budapest to Sofia, with an average of 0 trip per day and 4 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Budapest to Sofia. Of the 2 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

2 carriers offer Budapest to Sofia bus trips

Karat-S

Book Karat-S from Budapest to Sofia from $35.61. Typically there is one Karat-S schedule per day from Budapest to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay $40.11 for a Karat-S ticket to Sofia. In Budapest, Karat-S departs to Sofia from Üllői út 131, In Sofia, Karat-S arrives at Central Bus Station,

An average trip on Karat-S from Budapest to Sofia takes 12 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Sofia in 11 hours and 15 minutes,

Restroom
WiFi
Newspaper/Magazine
Movies
Snacks
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
12h 41m
Avg. Price
$40.11

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Budapest to Sofia from $24.46. Typically there is one FlixBus schedule per day from Budapest to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay $34.39 for a FlixBus ticket to Sofia. In Budapest, FlixBus departs to Sofia from Üllői út 131 and one other station. In Sofia, FlixBus arrives at Central Bus Station,

An average trip on FlixBus from Budapest to Sofia takes 14 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Sofia in 11 hours and 15 minutes,

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
14h 6m
Avg. Price
$34.39
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Budapest. Most bus trips to Sofia will depart from:
  • Üllői út 131
  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér
Bus trips arrive in Sofia at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Sofia for trips arriving from Budapest:
  • Central Bus Station