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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$12 - $21

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 361 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki

$13 - $18

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Thessaloniki 184.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Thessaloniki (SKG) SOF - SKG

$106 - $301

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Arda Tur operates a bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki 4 times a day. Tickets cost $15 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Tarom, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Sofia to Thessaloniki every 2 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Paphos
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The distance between Sofia and Thessaloniki is 231 km. The road distance is 295 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $12 - $21 and takes 5 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki is to drive which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $40 - $65.

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Thessaloniki?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof and arriving at Thessaloniki Monastiriou. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.