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

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Shipka

$13 - $16

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Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Kazanlak 3621 / ...

$6 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Shipka 172.9 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  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 4 h 25 min.

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

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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 3 h.

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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 3 h and costs $13 - $16.

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The bus from Sofia to Shipka takes 3 h 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 3 h and costs $13 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $6 - $7 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 49 min to drive from Sofia to Shipka.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Shipka. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Shipka.
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  • Distance: 102.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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 29 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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