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

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Bus Avtogari  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora

$8 - $13

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Stara Zagora 8627

$8 - $9

3 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kazanlak
  2. Take the bus from Kazanlak to Stara Zagora

$9 - $15

Taxi  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Stara Zagora 145.5 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Stara Zagora 145.5 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora is to train which costs $8 - $9 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Stara Zagora is 192 km. The road distance is 232.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $8 - $13.

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The bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora takes 3 h 24 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Sofia to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Sofia station.

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora is to bus which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $8 - $13. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $9 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora.
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  • Distance: 120.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Stara Zagora once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $9 and the journey takes 4 h 56 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kazanlak
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Kazanlak to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Doris Bus
Website
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
trans5.bg
Globus ES
Phone
044/62 48 83
Email
globuses@abv.bg
Website
globuses.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
globuses.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
valeross.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kazanlak Municipality Transport
Phone
0878 64 30 15
Email
info@kazanlak-bg.info
Website
kazanlak-bg.info
Bus from Kazanlak to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
kazanlak-bg.info
Pavel Banya Municipality Transport
Website
pavelbanya.eu
Bus from Kazanlak to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pavelbanya.eu
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Sofia to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Stara Zagora station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Stara Zagora is 233 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Sofia to Stara Zagora.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Stara Zagora. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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