There are 6 ways to get from Shumen 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.

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Sofia - Central Bus Station

$15 - $23

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Shumen to Sofia 2612 / ...

$11 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus Biomet  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Shumen to Sofia 275.5 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Varna, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Varna
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$26 - $121

Bus to Burgas, fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Sunny Beach
  2. Fly from Burgas (BOJ) to Sofia (SOF) BOJ - SOF

$40 - $712

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shumen to Sofia is to train which costs $11 - $12 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shumen to Sofia is to bus and fly which costs $25 - $130 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Shumen and Sofia is 300 km. The road distance is 440.9 km.

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The bus from Shumen to Sofia - Central Bus Station takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shumen and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shumen and arriving at Sofia. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Shumen to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 187.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Shumen, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Shumen to Sofia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Shumen to Sofia 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $12 and the journey takes 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Burgas to Sofia
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Shumen to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Shumen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Shumen to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Shumen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
biomet.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Shumen to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Shumen to Varna Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
razgrad.bg
Doris Bus
Website
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Bus from Shumen to Sunny Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
avtobusi.doris-bg.com

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