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There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Edessa by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  7h 36m

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

20€ - 24€

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Train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Edessa Θεσσαλονίκη - Έδεσσα / ...

14€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Bus via Thessaloniki  •  8h 14m

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

57€ - 73€

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Edessa 232.9 miles

45€ - 75€

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Edessa is to train which costs $16 - $30 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Edessa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Edessa. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Edessa via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Edessa. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Edessa via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Sofia and Edessa is 236 km. The road distance is 372.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Edessa without a car is to bus which takes 7h 36m and costs $22 - $28.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Sofia to Edessa, including transfers.

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Sofia to Edessa bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Edessa is to bus which takes 7h 36m and costs $22 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $16 - $30 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Edessa.
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  • Distance: 147.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Edessa via Thessaloniki KTEL and Thessaloniki in around 7h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Edessa via Thessaloniki in around 9h 15m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Edessa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 17€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
6€ - 9€
1st Class Ticket
7€ - 10€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
12€ - 14€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
15€ - 17€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Pellas
Phone
23810 22800
Email
info@ktelpellas.gr
Website
ktelpellas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Edessa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€
Schedules at
ktelpellas.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Sofia to Edessa bus services, operated by KTEL Pellas, arrive at Edessa station.

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Sofia to Edessa train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Edessa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Edessa is 373 km. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Sofia to Edessa.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Edessa. Prices start at 40€ per night.

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