There are 4 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Sofia 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.

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 51 min

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

$15 - $19

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Sofia 184.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  6 h 36 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€ - 17€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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

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

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

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

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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. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Tarom, Ryanair and 10 other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Sofia every 2 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $150
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com

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