The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Bucharest to Sofia is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 3 buses that leave Bucharest for Sofia every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$20 (€17)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Bus providers||pegasus, Union Ivkoni International, Infobus or FlixBus|
Buses from Bucharest to Sofia cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 30 min with our travel partners like pegasus, Union Ivkoni International, Infobus or FlixBus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $20 (€17), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $17 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).
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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
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.
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.
The bus between these Romanian and Bulgarian capital cities takes seven hours to make the 220-mile journey. These buses are direct.
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.
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.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bucharest, Autogara Filaret, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара), located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.
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