How to travel from Sofia to Stara Zagora

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from Sofia to Stara Zagora

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

Our recommendation

To get from Sofia to Stara Zagora on Dec 02 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h15 11:15AMStara Zagora
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11:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)4h00 03:00PMStara Zagora
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11:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h11 02:11PMStara Zagora
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10:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h15 01:15PMStara Zagora
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05:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)3h12 08:12PMStara Zagora
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Travel Information from Sofia to Stara Zagora

distanceDistance119 miles (192 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $7 (€7) • 4 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€11) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni National

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 119 miles (192 km) from Sofia to Stara Zagora. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Union Ivkoni National among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Stara Zagora

Travel Tips: Travel to Stara Zagora 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 Stara Zagora.

You can travel to Stara Zagora from Sofia 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Sofia and Stara Zagora is by taking a train with an average price of $7 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Stara Zagora:

Taking a train is usually $4 (€4) less than taking a bus to Stara Zagora, which costs on average $11 (€11) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Sofia to Stara Zagora is by bus, which takes on average 3 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 42 min.

The Sofia to Stara Zagora distance is around 119 miles (192 km).

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Stara Zagora is:

  • Around 7 buses per day.
  • 9 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Sofia to Stara Zagora:

  • Buses mostly depart from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Stara Zagora, ul. General Gurko.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sofia to Stara Zagora, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Union Ivkoni National can take you to Stara Zagora by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni National from Sofia to Stara Zagora for $11 (€11).

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

  • You can find 7 direct buses per day to take to Stara Zagora with Karat-S or Union Ivkoni National.

Direct services to Stara Zagora 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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Sofia to Stara Zagora often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Plovdiv, Sliven or Veliko Tarnovo. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Sofia and Stara Zagora itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Stara Zagora and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Sofia to Stara Zagora, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $11 (€11) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $7 (€7) one way.

But we recommend booking Sofia to Stara Zagora tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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