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

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Bus Arda Tur  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Katerini

$18

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  6 h 53 min

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

$63 - $82

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Katerini 226.8 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Katerini is to bus which costs $18 and takes 6 h 15 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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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 15 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 best way to get from Sofia to Katerini without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $18.

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The bus from Sofia to Katerini takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sofia to Katerini bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Katerini bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Katerini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Katerini is 363 km. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Sofia to Katerini.

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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

Arda Tur operates a bus from Sofia to Katerini once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia to Katerini
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.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 - $31
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Pierias S.A.
Phone
23510 46720
Website
ktelpierias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ktelpierias.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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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