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

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Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora

$10 - $15

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Stara Zagora 8627

$8 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 6 min

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

$120 - $150

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 $120 - $150 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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart once daily. 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 2 h 45 min and costs $10 - $15.

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The bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Sofia to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, 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 2 h 45 min and costs $10 - $15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $9 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Sofia to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, 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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Map of how to get from Sofia to Stara Zagora.
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  • Distance: 120.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Two 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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
$14
Schedules at
avtobusi.doris-bg.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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