Directions from Sofia to Karlovo

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Karlovo 3637 / ...

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Karlovo

$6 - $10

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Dolno Kamartsi
  2. Take the bus from Dolno Kamartsi to Karlovo

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Karlovo 88.2 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Karlovo 88.2 miles

$14 - $21

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

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Karlovo 4 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Sofia to Karlovo twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Dolno Kamartsi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport
Website
karlovo.bg
Bus from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karlovo.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Book at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Dolno Kamartsi
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Book at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dolno Kamartsi to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Book at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Angkor Travel Bulgaria
Phone
02 92 98 629
Email
office@angkor-bg.com
Website
angkor-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Dolno Kamartsi
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
angkor-bg.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Karlovo is 121 km. The road distance is 141 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Karlovo is to train which costs $4 - $6 and takes 2 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Karlovo is to taxi which takes 2 h 2 min and costs $70 - $90.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

The train from Sofia to Karlovo takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs four times a day.