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About Citylines

Citylines, a leading Bulgarian bus company headquartered in Sofia, stands out as one of the country's largest and most prominent passenger transportation providers. With an extensive network of 78 routes, Citylines connects 20 cities across Bulgaria and beyond. Each day, the company operates an average of 57 trips, serving passengers in 7 European nations.

Citylines offers numerous departures from major cities such as Sofia, Stara Zagora, and Thessaloniki in Greece. In other countries, the company's services extend to Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers seeking to explore various destinations.

One of the most sought-after routes provided by Citylines is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily. Passengers on Citylines coaches can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity, enhancing their comfort and convenience throughout the journey.

For up-to-date schedules and easy booking options on Citylines, use Wanderu! Wanderu has been an official partner of Citylines since 2019, facilitating seamless trip planning and booking experiences. Through this partnership, users can access the best available deals for Citylines trips, ensuring a cost-effective and hassle-free travel experience.

Citylines Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning


Citylines bus coverage

Daily Trips57

Citylines Routes & Network

Citylines’s bus network features 78 bus routes that connect 20 cities serving 34 stations. On average, Citylines performs about 57 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Citylines offers the highest number of daily bus service include Istanbul and Sofia.

Top Cities Served by Citylines

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Sofia610:30 pm9:30 pm
Istanbul69:30 pm8:00 pm
Thessaloniki61:30 am5:00 pm
Plovdiv610:30 pm8:00 pm
Athens64:00 am3:30 pm
Belgrade66:00 am7:45 am

Most popular Citylines routes

The bus from Istanbul to Sofia is Citylines’s most popular route. Trips from Athens to Sofia and Istanbul to Plovdiv are also highly popular.

Top Citylines routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Istanbul to Sofia69h 59m$30
Athens to Sofia211h 56m$39
Istanbul to Plovdiv68h 18m$25
Belgrade to Sofia16h 30m$37
Sofia to Thessaloniki35h 8m$15
Pireas to Sofia113h 15m$39

Citylines Bus Guide & FAQs

Yes, Citylines offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Citylines will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Citylines WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Citylines does not offer power outlets on their buses at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

On a typical day, Citylines has 57 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Citylines does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Citylines requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Citylines buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Citylines does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, Citylines requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Citylines focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Citylines tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 57 Citylines trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Citylines tickets start at just $13.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Citylines tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Citylines tickets with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare Citylines prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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