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Bus Information to Sofia from London

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
durationAverage bus duration43 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$111 (€89)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesUnion Ivkoni International, Flixbus or Eurolines France

Buses from London to Sofia cover the 1249 miles (2014 km) long journey taking on average 43 h with our travel partners like Union Ivkoni International, Flixbus or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $110 (€88), but the average price of bus tickets is $111 (€89). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara).

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FlixBus London – Sofia

Travel from London to Sofia from $110 (€88) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from London to Sofia.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your FlixBus bus from London to Sofia online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest FlixBus bus from London to Sofia, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current FlixBus bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 1249 miles (2014 km) journey between London and Sofia as well as ticket information for the bus (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap bus ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for buses between London and Sofia, you can check straight away if the FlixBus ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the bus station. Buy your official FlixBus London to Sofia bus tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between London and Sofia are the following:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from London to Sofia: Journey Details

There are various bus providers and routes for the London to Sofia journey. Balkanhorn operate one service per week during low season, and two services per week during the rest of the year. The route involves five stops along the way, including at Lille, Luxembourg, Plzen, and Brno. The time of departure from London is around 7 p.m, and the arrival time is about 39 hours later at approximately 10 a.m. Eurolines also operate buses from London to Sofia. The journey is indirect, and involves stops at Ghent, Liege and Aachen. Passengers change to another Eurolines bus in Frankfurt. The total trip takes approximately 48 hours. Dates and times of travel vary – there is usually at least one Eurolines service per week. The London to Sofia bus trip involves a ferry crossing at Dover.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Sofia usually depart from London Victoria Station. The station is open 24 hours, and is centrally located within the city. It is easily accessible by cab, underground, rail and buses. Bus numbers 22, 239, 211 and C1 stop at the station. In addition, the N11 night bus service stops here. The coach station is within 300 metres from Victoria rail and underground station, which is served by the District, Circle and Victoria subway lines. For those arriving at Victoria Coach Station via cab, there are designated ranks conveniently located just outside the station at Eccleston Place.

Getting into Sofia by Bus

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is a vibrant city with a breathtaking backdrop of Vitosha Mountain. The city is home to modern shopping centres, a vibrant nightlife, and a wide variety of attractions, such as Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Earth and Man National Museum, and St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Buses from London to Sofia usually arrive at Serdika Coach Station (also known as Traffic Market) in Sofia. This bus station is centrally located within the city. A short walking distance away is Sofia Central railroad Station, which is served by Metro line 2. cabs are conveniently available directly outside the front entrance of the station. Local buses, including night services, also provide services to Serdika Coach Station.

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Buses from London to Sofia
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between London and Sofia?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Sofia, Bulgaria by bus is: Restricted.

Can I enter Bulgaria from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

All travelers in Bulgaria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from London to Sofia as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to London, United Kingdom from Sofia, Bulgaria?

Return travel from Bulgaria to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

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

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Sofia?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to London from Sofia.

How much does a cheap bus to Sofia from London cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between London and Sofia for as low as $110 (€88)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between London and Sofia on average?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Sofia bus price to come in at an average of $111 (€89)  one way.
How far is Sofia from London by bus?
The London to Sofia bus distance is approximately 1249 miles (2014 km).
How long is the bus between London and Sofia?
On average the London to Sofia bus time is 43 h  covering the 1249 miles (2014 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from London to Sofia depart from? Which Sofia bus station do I come into from London?

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

Where is the bus station in London to go to Sofia? Where is the bus station in Sofia located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Sofia most often arrive at София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara) and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this bus station to the city center.

What bus companies go from London to Sofia?
If you're looking for buses from London to Sofia, you can rely on Union Ivkoni International, Flixbus or Eurolines France to get you to Sofia. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the London to Sofia journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure bus times from London to Sofia?
The earliest bus departing from London to Sofia leaves at 8: 00 PM. The last bus departing from London to Sofia leaves at 9: 00 PM. You can find the latest London to Sofia bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book bus tickets to Sofia from London to score the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from London to Sofia within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $111 (€89) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from London to Sofia are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Sofia
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City