There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Katerini 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.

Recommended option

Bus EAAA  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Katerini

$17 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6 h 43 min

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

$21 - $26

Bus, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Κατερίνη Θεσσαλονίκη - Λάρισα / ...

$18 - $26

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Katerini 226.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Κατερίνη

$85 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Katerini is to bus which costs $17 - $24 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Katerini is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Katerini is 278 km. The road distance is 362.8 km.

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The bus from Sofia to Katerini takes 6 h 28 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Katerini. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

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

EAAA operates a bus from Sofia to Katerini 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens, Paros
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Κατερίνη
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $7
First Class
$6 - $8
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Katerini
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Katerini
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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