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Duration 31h 11m
Distance 1000 km
Average price $151
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The average bus between Budapest and Stara Zagora takes 31h 11m and the fastest bus takes 19h 10m. The bus runs, on average, 6 times per week from Budapest to Stara Zagora. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Bus

  1. Budapest Nepliget
  2. Stara Zagora
17h 49m
$121 - $171

Budapest to Stara Zagora bus times

Buses run six times a week between Budapest and Stara Zagora. The service departs Budapest at 04:33 in the morning, which arrives into Stara Zagora at 18:45. All services require a transfer at Népliget M and take an average of 31h 11m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Budapest to Stara Zagora? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora station. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Stara Zagora Central Bus Station via Budapest Nepliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 49m.

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The distance between Budapest and Stara Zagora is 766 km. The road distance is 1000 km.

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Budapest to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Budapest Nepliget station.

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Budapest to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Stara Zagora Central Bus Station.

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Stara Zagora is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 5:37 AM in Budapest and 6:37 AM in Stara Zagora.

There are seven+ hotels available in Stara Zagora. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Budapest and Stara Zagora?

Karat-S operates a bus from Budapest Nepliget to Stara Zagora Central Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 16h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.
Bus operators
Karat-S
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Stara Zagora Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Karat-S
Arda Tur
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Georg
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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