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There are 5 ways to get from Katerini to Sofia by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Arda Tur  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Katerini to Sofia

$18

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Katerini to Thessaloniki Λάρισα - Θεσσαλονίκη / ...
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Katerini to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia

$63 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Katerini to Sofia 226.7 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Katerini to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Sofia (SOF) SKG - SOF

$85 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Katerini to Sofia is to bus which costs 16€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katerini to Sofia is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katerini and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Katerini and Sofia is 278 km. The road distance is 362.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katerini to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 16€.

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The bus from Katerini to Sofia takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Katerini to Sofia bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Katerini station.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Katerini to Sofia bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katerini to Sofia is 363 km. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Katerini to Sofia.

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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Katerini, Greece and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Arda Tur operates a bus from Katerini to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Irakleion, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Katerini to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Katerini to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Katerini to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $31
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Katerini to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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