There are 6 ways to get from Katerini to Sofia by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus EAAA  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Katerini to Sofia

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Train, bus Arda Tur  •  7 h 22 min

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

$17 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  7 h 20 min

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

$20 - $25

Train, bus EAAA  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Κατερίνη to Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia

$20 - $27

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Katerini to Sofia 226.7 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  7 h 46 min

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

$85 - $271

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katerini to Sofia is to bus which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 6 h 28 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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The distance between Katerini and Sofia is 278 km. The road distance is 362.8 km.

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The bus from Katerini to Sofia takes 6 h 28 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 28 min.

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

EAAA operates a bus from Katerini to Sofia 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Paros, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $150
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Κατερίνη to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Katerini to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.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 - $32
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki KTEL to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
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
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

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