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There are 3 ways to get from Sofia to Velingrad by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Velingrad

$5 - $8

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Taxi  •  1h 41m

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Velingrad 133.8 km

$65 - $85

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Velingrad 133.8 km

$13 - $20

Sofia → Velingrad
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Yes, travel within Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Velingrad is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Velingrad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Velingrad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Sofia to Velingrad is to bus, which costs $5 - $8 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Velingrad is to taxi which costs $65 - $85 and takes 1h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Velingrad. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Sofia and Velingrad is 93 km. The road distance is 133.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Velingrad without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs $5 - $8.

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The bus from Sofia to Velingrad takes 2h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Sofia to Velingrad bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Velingrad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Velingrad is 134 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Sofia to Velingrad.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Velingrad. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 92.5 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Sofia to Velingrad 3 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2h.

Bus operators
Bus from Sofia to Velingrad
Ave. Duration
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Velingrad
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Za Edno Evro
+359 2 8 07 00
Yellow Taxi
+359 2 9 11 19
OK Supertrans
+359 2 973 2121
+359 2 9 10 50

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