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Cologne to Sofia by bus

The journey from Cologne to Sofia by bus is 958.43 mi and takes 35 hr 36 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:30 AM and the last at 11:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Sofia by bus for as little as $73.28 or as much as $175.79. The best price for this journey is $73.28.

Lowest Price$73.28
Journey Duration35 hr 36 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$73.28
Highest Price$175.79
First Departure5:30 AM
Last Departure11:25 PM
Distance958.43 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalSofia
CarriersUnion Ivkoni International, FlixBusMore

Cologne to Sofia Bus Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cologne to Sofia?

The cheapest bus tickets from Cologne to Sofia cost $73.28. On average, you can expect to spend around $110.07 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cologne to Sofia.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Sofia. On average, though, you'll pay about $110.07 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Cologne to Sofia by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Sofia is approximately 958.43 mi. In general, it will take you about 35 hr 36 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Cologne and Sofia runs for about 958.43 mi and usually takes approximately 35 hr 36 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 28 hr 0 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Sofia as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from Cologne to Sofia?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cologne to Sofia, which usually leaves at 5:30 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 11:25 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Cologne at 5:30 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:25 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cologne to Sofia can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many times a day do journeys run from Cologne to Sofia?

If you want to get from Cologne to Sofia, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 4 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 1 direct journeys between Cologne and Sofia. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 3 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Sofia. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Sofia, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Sofia.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $67.81 to $141.95 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 52% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Sofia

The cheapest Cologne - Sofia bus tickets can be found for as low as $97.57 if you’re lucky, or $115.08 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $138.50.

Find the best day to travel to Sofia by bus

When travelling to Sofia by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Union Ivkoni is a Bulgarian bus company that operates domestically and internationally. Founded in 1992, the company has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Bulgaria, with a fleet of over 1,000 buses. Union Ivkoni offers a wide range of services, including regular bus lines, charter services, and international routes to destinations throughout Europe. The company is known for its modern fleet, comfortable buses, and reliable service.

Services on board FlixBus and Union Ivkoni from Cologne to Sofia
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Sofia by bus.
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air_con Air conditioning check check

Cologne to Sofia CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
107.97kg
Bus
115.68kg
Flight
308.49kg
Car
246.79kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Sofia?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Sofia is $110.07. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $73.28.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Sofia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Sofia is $73.28. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Sofia by bus?
Cologne to Sofia is 958.43 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Sofia take?
Cologne to Sofia is on average 35 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 28 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Sofia?
The bus journey from Cologne to Sofia is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Union Ivkoni International, FlixBus, Union Ivkoni, FlixBus RO SRL, FlixBus DACH GmbH and FlixBus Polska sp. z.o.o..
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Sofia?
Cologne to Sofia has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Sofia leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Sofia departs at 5:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Sofia depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Sofia departs at 11:25 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Sofia in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $73.28 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Sofia?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Sofia.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Sofia by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Sofia is 28 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Sofia?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Sofia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Sofia by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Sofia creates 115.68kg of CO2 emissions.

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