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There are 3 ways to get from Sofia to Philippi by train, car or bus

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Train, drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Kulata 361
  2. Drive from Kulata to Philippi

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Kavala

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Philippi 309.3 km
Bulgaria → Greece
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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

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Greece

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Philippi is 0210 521 2054.

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

The social distance requirement in Philippi is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

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

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Philippi is to train and drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Philippi is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Philippi. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Filippoi via Kavala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Sofia and Philippi is 204 km. The road distance is 309.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Philippi without a car is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Sofia to Philippi, including transfers.

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Sofia to Philippi bus services, operated by Kaleia, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Philippi bus services, operated by Kaleia, arrive at Kavala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Philippi is 309 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Sofia to Philippi.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Philippi. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 204.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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

Kaleia operates a bus from Sofia to Kavala once daily, and the journey takes 6h.

Train operators
Bus operators
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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