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

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Bus BG Razpisanie  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Shipka

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

Train  •  4h 20m

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

$6 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kazanlak

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  2h 49m

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Shipka 172.9 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Shipka 172.9 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Shipka is to train which costs $6 - $7 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Shipka is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Shipka. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Sofia and Shipka is 164 km. The road distance is 276.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Shipka without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs $12 - $16.

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The bus from Sofia to Shipka takes 3h including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Sofia to Shipka bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Shipka is to bus which takes 3h and costs $12 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $7 and takes 4h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Shipka is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Sofia to Shipka.

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  • Distance: 102.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Shipka, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria?

BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Sofia to Shipka 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Shipka twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $7 and the journey takes 3h 24m.

Train operators
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Shipka
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kazanlak
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Shipka
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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There are 197+ hotels available in Shipka. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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