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There are 3 ways to get from Bulgaria to Valandovo by train, car or bus

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Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Sofia to General Todorov
  2. Drive from General Todorov to Valandovo

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  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Strumica


  1. Drive from Sofia to Valandovo

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The most affordable way to get from Bulgaria to Valandovo is to train and drive, which costs $18 - $29 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Valandovo is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bulgaria to Valandovo. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Valandovo via Strumica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Valandovo is 281 km. The road distance is 254.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Valandovo without a car is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Bulgaria to Valandovo, including transfers.

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Bulgaria to Valandovo bus services, operated by Strumica Ekspres, depart from Sofia station.

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Bulgaria to Valandovo bus services, operated by Strumica Ekspres, arrive at Strumica station.

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Valandovo is 1h behind Bulgaria. It is currently 11:30 AM in Bulgaria and 10:30 AM in Valandovo.

Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to Valandovo is 255 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Bulgaria to Valandovo.

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  • Distance: 281.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Valandovo, North Macedonia?

Strumica Ekspres operates a bus from Sofia to Strumica 6 times a week, and the journey takes 4h 30m.

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Strumica Ekspres
Bus from Sofia to Strumica
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4h 30m
6 times a week
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