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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Thessaloniki Macedonia Intercity Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Volos

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Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Volos Bus Station

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Bus via Thessaloníki

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

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad Train Station to Thessaloniki KTEA Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Volos

Drive

  1. Drive from Sofia to Makrinítsa
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International entry into Greece from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Greece with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Bulgaria

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Greece

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Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Makrinítsa is 210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Makrinítsa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Makrinítsa is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Greece.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa is to bus, which costs $19 - $27 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia station to Makrinítsa. However, there are services departing from Sofia Bus Station Serdika and arriving at Makrinitsa via Thessaloniki and Volos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 20m.

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The distance between Sofia and Makrinítsa is 368 km. The road distance is 508.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa without a car is to bus which takes 9h 20m and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 9h 20m to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa, including transfers.

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Sofia to Makrinítsa bus services, operated by Ilias Travel, depart from Sofia Bus Station Serdika.

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Sofia to Makrinítsa bus services, operated by KTEL Magnesias, arrive at Volos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Makrinítsa is 508 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Sofia to Makrinítsa.

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There are 146+ hotels available in Makrinítsa. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Makrinítsa.
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  • Distance: 367.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 20m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Makrinítsa, Thessaly, Greece?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Makrinítsa via Thessaloniki and Volos in around 9h 20m.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Larissa
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
€10
Train from Larissa to Volos
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €10
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Airport
€10
Bus operators
Ilias Travel
Phone
+30 210 5245654
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia Bus Station Serdika to Thessaloniki Macedonia Intercity Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €21
Website
Ilias Travel
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €23
Website
KTEL Magnesias
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station to Volos Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Volos Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Union Ivkoni
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad Train Station to Thessaloniki KTEA Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD

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