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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h

$13 - $16

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. 3623 / ...

$6 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. 172.9 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. 172.9 miles

$27 - $40

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 $13 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Shipka twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $7 and the journey takes 3 h 28 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Shipka
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Shipka
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Shipka is 164 km. The road distance is 277 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Shipka is to train which costs $6 - $7 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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

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 3 h.

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