Bucharest to Sofia bus

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27

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27

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11:59PMBucuresti, Autogara Militari7h31 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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11:00PMBucharest8h30 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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271One-way

Bus schedule from Bucharest to Sofia

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11:00PMBucharest8h30 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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11:59PMBucuresti, Autogara Militari7h31 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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Bus times from Bucharest to Sofia

Showing times and prices for May 25

Fastest Journey

7 h 31 m

Average

8 h

Buses per day

2

Distance

296 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Bucharest for Sofia every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:59PMBucuresti, Autogara Militari7h31 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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271One-way
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11:00PMBucharest8h30 07:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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271One-way

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Overview: Bus from Bucharest to Sofia

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$23 (€21)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesUnion Ivkoni International, pegasus, Flixbus or Croatia Bus d. O. O.

Buses from Bucharest to Sofia cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 30 min with our travel partners like Union Ivkoni International, pegasus, Flixbus or Croatia Bus d. O. O. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $23 (€21), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $17 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Bucharest and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

Bus companies: FlixBus from Bucharest to Sofia

Travel between Bucharest and Sofia from $17 (€15) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $17

Buses from Bucharest to Sofia

On most days of the week, there are usually two daily buses from Bucharest to Sofia operated by budget bus operator Flixbus. Buses between these capital cities take seven hours and the route is direct. Bus times are pretty consistent, typically scheduled to run at 10 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. Buses don't tend to run on Thursdays and Sundays, and other days of the week alternate availability. Peak times of the year offer a greater choice of buses.

Which bus companies travel from Bucharest to Sofia?

Budget operator Flixbus runs the buses along this route most days of the week. In peak seasons, buses are near-daily or run on a daily basis, but typically buses don't operate on Thursdays or Sundays.

How long is the bus from Bucharest to Sofia?

The bus between these Romanian and Bulgarian capital cities takes seven hours to make the 220-mile journey. These buses are direct.

How many buses are there from Bucharest to Sofia?

There are usually two daily buses run by Flixbus. These are typically scheduled to allow the biggest number of passengers possible to travel, as one usually departs at around 10 a.m. and one is scheduled for an 11.30 p.m. departure. The latter is an overnight bus that arrives in Sofia at 6.30 a.m. and is available on alternating weekdays, but consistently on Fridays and Saturdays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bucharest to Sofia?

Departure bus station: Buses depart Bucharest at Autogara Militari, one of Bucharest's largest bus terminals, which is located just over five and a half miles west of central Bucharest. To reach Autogara Militari from central Bucharest, passengers can take the number 69 bus and the M3 metro from the George Cosbuc Colegiul National in Bucharest's city center with the journey taking between 45 and 60 minutes.

Arrival bus station: Buses arrive in Sofia at Sofia Centralna Avtogara station, which is just over a mile from central Sofia. This takes roughly 20 minutes to walk, or passengers can take a quick journey on the city's local metro system, which also takes 20 minutes. There is also a local bus number 18 that services this route. This is a large bus station with cafes and shops for passengers.

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FAQs

Travel by bus between Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Sofia from Bucharest restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Bucharest?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Bucharest to Sofia closer to your date of departure here

Return travel from Bulgaria to Romania is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bucharest from Sofia?

Entry into Romania is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Romania from Sofia?

Requirements for reentering:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bucharest, Romania?

The government of Romania has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 5/23/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Bucharest from Sofia.

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Sofia from Bucharest for as low as $17 (€15)  for the next 7 days.
The bus price from Bucharest to Sofia is on average $23 (€21)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The bus distance from Bucharest to Sofia is around 183 miles (295 km).
The Bucharest to Sofia bus duration is on average 6 h 30 min, which is to be expected when traveling 183 miles (295 km) between Bucharest and Sofia. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

There are a few bus stations in Bucharest to start your journey from including Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and Bucharest, Piata Buzesti. In Sofia you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара), София, Сердика Център (Sofia, Serdika Center) and София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bucharest   and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Bucharest, is located 2.5 miles (4.1 km) from the city center of Bucharest.

The most popular arrival bus station, Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара), is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Sofia.

Take the Bucharest to Sofia bus with Union Ivkoni International, pegasus, Flixbus or Croatia Bus d. O. O. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey from Bucharest to Sofia as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 2 direct buses per day from Bucharest to Sofia. You can look to travel with Flixbus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
On average, there are 2 buses a day from Bucharest to Sofia. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Bucharest to Sofia bus departs at 6: 30 AM   and the last bus from Bucharest to Sofia leaves at 9: 59 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Bucharest to Sofia on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you book the Bucharest to Sofia bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $23 (€21). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Bucharest to Sofia. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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