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Sofia to Budapest by bus

The journey from Sofia to Budapest by bus is 392.31 mi and takes 20 hr 3 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:00 AM and the last at 11:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Sofia to Budapest by bus for as little as $20.98 or as much as $123.15. The best price for this journey is $20.98.

Lowest Price$20.98
Journey Duration20 hr 3 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$20.98
Highest Price$123.15
First Departure1:00 AM
Last Departure11:50 PM
Distance392.31 mi
DepartureSofia
ArrivalBudapest
CarriersFlixBus, FlixBus RO SRLMore

Sofia to Budapest Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday, May 25, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Sofia to Budapest cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Sofia to Budapest. On average, though, you'll pay about $63.09 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $20.98, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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.
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The prices for bus tickets from Sofia to Budapest vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $63.09. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Sofia to Budapest by bus?

The journey between Sofia and Budapest by bus is approximately 392.31 mi. It will take you more or less 20 hr 3 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Sofia to Budapest covers a distance of 392.31 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 20 hr 3 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 11 hr 30 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Sofia to Budapest faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many times a day do departures from Sofia leave for Budapest?

The exact number of journeys from Sofia to Budapest can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 6 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Sofia to Budapest. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Sofia to Budapest varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sofia to Budapest. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Budapest
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sofia to Budapest.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sofia to Budapest, 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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 Sofia to Budapest.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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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 $44.47 to $68.54 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 35% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Budapest

The cheapest Sofia - Budapest bus tickets can be found for as low as $51.44 if you’re lucky, or $62.39 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $74.68.

Find the best day to travel to Budapest by bus

When travelling to Budapest 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.

Services on board FlixBus and Karat - S from Sofia to Budapest
Compare services on board when travelling from Sofia to Budapest by bus.
Facilities FlixBus Karat - S
wifi WiFi check check
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luggage Luggage check cross
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air_con Air conditioning check check

Sofia to Budapest CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
44.2kg
Bus
47.35kg
Flight
126.27kg
Car
101.02kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Sofia to Budapest?
A bus ticket from Sofia to Budapest is $63.09. 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 $20.98.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Sofia to Budapest?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Sofia to Budapest is $20.98. 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 Sofia and Budapest by bus?
Sofia to Budapest is 392.31 mi.
How long does the bus between Sofia and Budapest take?
Sofia to Budapest is on average 20 hr 3 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 11 hr 30 min.
Which companies operate from Sofia to Budapest?
The bus journey from Sofia to Budapest is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, FlixBus RO SRL, Karat - S and FlixBus CZ s.r.o..
How many bus connections per day go from Sofia to Budapest?
Sofia to Budapest has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Sofia to Budapest leave?
The earliest bus from Sofia to Budapest departs at 1:00 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 Sofia to Budapest depart?
The latest bus from Sofia to Budapest departs at 11:50 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 Sofia to Budapest 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 $20.98 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 Sofia to Budapest?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Sofia to go to Budapest.
What's the fastest journey time between Sofia to Budapest by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Sofia and Budapest is 11 hr 30 min.
Is there a direct bus from Sofia to Budapest?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Sofia and Budapest.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sofia to Budapest by bus?
The bus journey from Sofia to Budapest creates 47.35kg of CO2 emissions.

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