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

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Sliven

$12 - $18

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$8 - $9

2 alternative options

Bus Zagoratrans  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Shivachevo

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Sliven 192.6 miles

$30 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Sliven. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Sliven. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Sliven is 246 km. The road distance is 308.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sliven without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Sofia to Sliven takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Sofia to Sliven bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Sliven train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sliven is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Sofia to Sliven bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sliven station.

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Sofia to Sliven train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sliven station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Sliven.
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  • Distance: 153.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Sliven, Bulgaria?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Sliven every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Sliven twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $9 and the journey takes 4 h 56 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Doris Bus
Website
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
trans5.bg
Globus ES
Phone
044/62 48 83
Email
globuses@abv.bg
Website
globuses.com
Bus from Sofia to Sliven
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
globuses.com
Zagoratrans
Phone
+ 359885888871
Email
http://ta_zagora_trans@abv.bg
Website
zagoratrans.com
Bus from Sofia to Shivachevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
zagoratrans.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Sliven is 308 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Sofia to Sliven.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Sliven. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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