Buses from Belgrade to Sofia

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Belgrade - Sofia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Belgrade to Sofia. Traveling by bus from Belgrade to Sofia usually takes around 6 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance203 mi (327 km)
Shortest duration6h 30m
Cheapest price$38.73
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceCitylines
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Belgrade to Sofia?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Belgrade to Sofia. Citylines is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Citylines16h 30m$38.76
  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Belgrade to Sofia from $39. Typically there is one Citylines schedule per day from Belgrade to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Sofia. In Belgrade, Citylines departs to Sofia from Central Bus Station . In Sofia, Citylines arrives at Serdica Bus Station .

    An average trip on Citylines from Belgrade to Sofia takes 6 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 Sofia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 203 miles from Belgrade to Sofia. 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 Belgrade 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, 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 Belgrade?

There is usually only one bus per day from Belgrade to Sofia. It leaves the station in Belgrade at 2:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Belgrade to Sofia. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Belgrade?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Belgrade.

All bus stations in Belgrade:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Serdica Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Serdica Bus Station

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