The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 31 m
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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.
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average bus duration||6 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$23 (€21)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Union 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).
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 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.
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.
Travel by bus between Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
Entry into Romania is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Romania has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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