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TodayApr 20
from $11
TomorrowApr 21
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MonApr 22
from $7
TueApr 23
from $17
WedApr 24
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ThuApr 25
from $7
FriApr 26
from $11
SatApr 27

Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

8:10AM
5h
1:10PM
Sofia - Serdika
Cheapest
Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki 28 Monastiriou Street
Cheapest
7:30AM
5h45m
1:15PM
Sofia - Serdika
2nd Cheapest
Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki Macedonia KTEL Bus Station
2nd Cheapest
10:00AM
4h55m
2:55PM
Sofia - Serdika
Fastest
Thessaloniki - Κ.Τ.Ε.Λ
Fastest
10:00AM
5h
3:00PM
Sofia - Serdika
Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki Simeonidis Tours Office
1:00PM
4h55m
5:55PM
Sofia - Serdika
Thessaloniki - Κ.Τ.Ε.Λ
Bus Sofia to Thessaloniki: Trip Overview

Bus Sofia to Thessaloniki: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$21
Average bus trip duration5h 15m
Number of daily buses12
Earliest bus departure7:00 AM
Distance144 miles (232 km)
Latest bus departure8:30 PM

Sofia to Thessaloniki Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures12
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures7:00AM - 8:30PM
Minimum Price$7
Average Ticket Price$21
Minimum Trip Duration3h
Average Bus Trip Duration5h15m
Distance144 miles (232 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteArda Tur, Union Ivkoni, Tourist Service Holding, Infobus, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Sofia - Thessaloniki

Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Thessaloniki without a car. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

On average, the trip from Sofia to Thessaloniki takes around 5h 15m, although the fastest bus will take 3h, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 145 miles (233 km) that separate the two cities.

Sofia and Thessaloniki are 145 miles (233 km) apart.

About 12 buses travel this route daily, provided by Arda Tur, Union Ivkoni and Tourist Service Holding. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Sofia to Thessaloniki may vary. Simplify your trip from Sofia to Thessaloniki by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates from 7:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 8:30 PM for the final departure.

If you're headed to Thessaloniki from Sofia, chances are that your bus will depart from Serdika and arrive at Κ. Τ. Ε. Λ. These are the most popular departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most economical way to travel this route. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $7.

The bus ticket costs $21 on average. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $7 and $44, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, a day trip from Sofia to Thessaloniki is definitely doable. The round-trip travel time is around 6h. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Thessaloniki before returning to Sofia in the evening.

Once in Thessaloniki, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Mylos, Aristotelous Square, The Arch of Galerius (Kamara), Noesis-Science Center & Technology Museum and Ladadika Quarter.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04/18
$12
04/19
$7
Today
$19
04/21
$7
04/22
$12
04/23
$17
04/24
$17
04/25
$19
The cheapest trip from Sofia to Thessaloniki was searched and found on Apr 19, 2024 with a price of $7

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Sofia to Thessaloniki, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $7 to $28 for a bus ticket from Sofia to Thessaloniki based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $7 which is on 2024-04-21.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Sofia to Thessaloniki.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Sofia to Thessaloniki.

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Did you know?

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

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