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Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus

The journey from Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus is 143.51 mi and takes 6 hr 45 min. There are 26 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:05 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus for as little as $5.13 or as much as $29.45. The best price for this journey is $5.13.

Lowest Price$5.13
Journey Duration6 hr 45 min
Connection per Day26
Lowest Price$5.13
Highest Price$29.45
First Departure12:05 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance143.51 mi
CarriersUnion Ivkoni, Arda TurMore

Thessaloniki to Sofia Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Thessaloniki to Sofia. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much do bus tickets from Thessaloniki to Sofia cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Thessaloniki to Sofia. On average, though, you'll pay about $15.53 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $5.13, 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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When you're traveling from Thessaloniki to Sofia, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $15.53. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus?

Traveling from Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus will usually take 6 hr 45 min. This journey covers a distance of 143.51 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 6 hr 45 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Thessaloniki and Sofia by bus usually takes 6 hr 45 min to cover a distance of 143.51 mi. The shortest journey from Thessaloniki to Sofia will take you 3 hr 50 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Sofia quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

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

The exact number of journeys from Thessaloniki to Sofia 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 26 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 Thessaloniki to Sofia. 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 Thessaloniki to Sofia varies, but in general, you can expect to find 26 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Thessaloniki to Sofia. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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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 Thessaloniki to Sofia.

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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 $9.60 to $13.37 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 28% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Thessaloniki to Sofia

The cheapest Thessaloniki - Sofia bus tickets can be found for as low as $9.23 if you’re lucky, or $12.36 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $15.84.

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

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Arda Tur is a Turkish bus company that operates intercity and international bus services. The company was founded in 1998 and has since grown to become one of the leading bus operators in Turkey. Arda Tur operates a modern fleet of buses that are equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seats, and onboard entertainment systems. The company's routes cover major cities in Turkey, as well as international destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Arda Tur is known for its reliable service, affordable fares, and commitment to passenger safety. The company also offers online booking and ticketing services, making it easy for passengers to plan their journeys.

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 Union Ivkoni, Arda Tur and City Lines from Thessaloniki to Sofia
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Thessaloniki to Sofia CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
A bus ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia is $15.53. 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 $5.13.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Thessaloniki to Sofia is $5.13. 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 Thessaloniki and Sofia by bus?
Thessaloniki to Sofia is 143.51 mi.
How long does the bus between Thessaloniki and Sofia take?
Thessaloniki to Sofia is on average 6 hr 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
The bus journey from Thessaloniki to Sofia is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Union Ivkoni, Arda Tur, City Lines, FlixBus, Tourist Service and Tourist Service Holding AD.
How many bus connections per day go from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
Thessaloniki to Sofia has 26 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia leave?
The earliest bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia departs at 12:05 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 Thessaloniki to Sofia depart?
The latest bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia departs at 11:55 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 Thessaloniki 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 $5.13 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 Thessaloniki to Sofia?
There are on average 26 direct connection(s) from Thessaloniki to go to Sofia.
What's the fastest journey time between Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Thessaloniki and Sofia is 3 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Thessaloniki and Sofia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Thessaloniki to Sofia by bus?
The bus journey from Thessaloniki to Sofia creates 17.32kg of CO2 emissions.

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