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

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h 30 min

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

$16 - $22

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Train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$11 - $13

3 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

$17 - $22

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Shumen to Sofia 275.5 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  4 h 22 min

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

$29 - $123

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The cheapest way to get from Shumen to Sofia is to train which costs $11 - $13 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shumen to Sofia is to train and fly which costs $29 - $130 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shumen and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, 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 every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 2 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 best way to get from Shumen to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $16 - $22.

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

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Shumen to Sofia bus services, operated by ETAP Group, depart from Shumen station.

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Shumen to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Shumen station.

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The best way to get from Shumen to Sofia is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $16 - $22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $11 - $13 and takes 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 $16 - $22 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Shumen to Sofia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $13 and the journey takes 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Shumen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Shumen to Beloslav
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
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
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
biomet.bg

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Shumen to Sofia bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Shumen to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shumen to Sofia is 441 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Shumen to Sofia.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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