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

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof Θεσσαλονίκη - Σόφια λεωφορείο

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia 5620 / ...

$59 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia 184.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  7 h 1 min

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

$78 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia is to bus which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Sofia is 231 km. The road distance is 294.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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The bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Thessaloniki to Sofia bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 10€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Thessaloniki to Sofia bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 144.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

Arda Tur operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Sofia every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Mytilini, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki Railway Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Sofia is 295 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia.

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Tarom, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1242+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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