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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$39.17
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceKarat-S
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Belgrade to Sofia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Belgrade to Sofia cost $39.46 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Belgrade to Sofia is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $40. If you're planning to take the bus from Belgrade to Sofia during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $43. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Belgrade to Sofia?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Belgrade to Sofia that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Citylines16h 30m$39.84
Karat-S16h 30m$40.23
  • Citylines, a prominent Bulgarian bus company based in Sofia, offers an extensive network of routes connecting cities within Bulgaria and beyond, operating numerous daily trips. The company's services extend to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers. One of Citylines' popular routes is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily, and passengers can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

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

    An average trip on Karat-S from Belgrade to Sofia takes 6 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S 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

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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

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.

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

Belgrade has two bus stations with service to Sofia.

All bus stations in Belgrade:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Sofia?

Main arrival station: Serdica Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Sofia.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Serdica Bus Station

  • Serdica Bus Stop

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