How to travel from Sofia to Bansko

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from Sofia to Bansko

You can get from Sofia to Bansko by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Sofia to Bansko on Aug 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h12 11:42AMBansko
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08:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h12 11:42AMBansko
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09:45AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h05 12:50PMBansko
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Travel Information between Sofia and Bansko

distanceDistance60 miles (96 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni National

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 60 miles (96 km) from Sofia to Bansko. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni National among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sofia to Bansko.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Bansko

Travel to Bansko easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sofia to Bansko.

There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Bansko: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Bansko is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Bansko:

Taking a bus is about $11 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€20) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel between Sofia and Bansko is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bansko by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Sofia to Bansko is approximately 60 miles (96 km).

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Bansko is:

  • 5 buses a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Sofia and Bansko as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Sofia to Bansko:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Bansko, Avtogara (Банско, Автогара).

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Sofia to Bansko:

  • You can travel by bus from Sofia to Bansko with Union Ivkoni National, and you can find Union Ivkoni National Sofia to Bansko tickets for $11 (€10) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Sofia to Bansko with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 3 direct buses per day to Bansko with Union Ivkoni National.

Direct services to Bansko tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Sofia to Bansko doesn't have to end in Bansko. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad or Bucharest. If you’d like to add Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad or Bucharest to your Sofia to Bansko tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bansko today!

When planning your trip from Sofia to Bansko, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $11 (€10) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $22 (€20) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Sofia to Bansko online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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