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

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

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

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Karlovo

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Karlovo 88.2 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Karlovo 88.2 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Karlovo is to train which costs $4 - $6 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Karlovo is to taxi which costs $70 - $85 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Karlovo is 121 km. The road distance is 141.2 km.

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The train from Sofia to Karlovo takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Karlovo is 141 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Sofia to Karlovo.

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Sofia to Karlovo bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Karlovo station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Karlovo.
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  • Distance: 75.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Karlovo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 23 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
Union Ivkoni
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
Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport
Website
karlovo.bg
Bus from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karlovo.bg
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
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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