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

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 Union Ivkoni  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Volos to Sofia

$18 - $26

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Volos to Larissa
  2. Take the train from Larissa to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia

$25 - $57

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Volos to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia

$78 - $98

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Volos to Sofia 312.4 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Volos to Sofia is to bus which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Volos to Sofia is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Volos and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Volos and Sofia is 372 km. The road distance is 499.9 km.

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The best way to get from Volos to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs 16€ - 23€.

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The bus from Volos to Sofia takes 8h 45m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Volos to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Volos station.

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Volos to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Volos to Sofia is 500 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Volos to Sofia.

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There are 1276+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Volos to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 232.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 45m

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Volos to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 8h 45m. Ilias Travel also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Volos to Larissa
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $7
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$9 - $11
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$12 - $14
Train from Larissa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$9 - $13
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $16
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $22
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$23 - $26
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Volos to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Volos to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39 - $42
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Volos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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