Sofia to Bansko Bus

Between Sofia to Bansko route, we have 13 bus services. The earliest departure from Sofia is at 06:40:00. And the last bus is at 17:30:00. The price for one bus ticket starts from EUR 8.79.
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Sofia to Bansko Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Union Ivkoni 06:40 11:25 4 hrs 3 mins EUR 8.79 9 BOOK TICKET
Traventuria 16:30 17:30 3 hrs 20 mins EUR 9.22 4 BOOK TICKET

Sofia to Bansko Bus Service

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3 hrs 53 mins

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Sofia to Bansko Bus

Intercity bus travel plays a vital role in the transport infrastructure of Bulgaria. If you opt for a bus from Sofia to Bansko, you are sure to experience many benefits that come along. It generally takes around 3 hours 10 minutes to reach Bansko from Sofia by bus, and the distance between the two cities is 155.0 km.

There are many private and public bus companies operating from large cities to remote locations of Bulgaria. You can book bus tickets online on reliable and user-friendly sites like redBus.

Bus Operators Servicing Sofia to Bansko Route

You will find reputed bus operators offering buses from Sofia to Bansko. While travelling by bus from Sofia to Bansko, you can hop on a bus from the Sofia Central Bus Station while boarding. The destination of the route is Bansko Central Bus Station.

Union Ivkoni operates regular bus lines from Sofia to various cities and global destinations in and out of Bulgaria, Bansko being one of them. For your travel from Sofia to Bansko by bus, Union Ivkoni is the only service provider operating on this route. The average rate of a one-way ticket ranges from 10.25 $ (8.6 €) – 11 $ (9.23 €), and the average travel time is 3 hours 10 minutes.

Things to see in Bansko

If you wish to experience the splendid countryside of Bulgaria, Bansko is just the place for you. The city of summer retreat, Bansko, has much to offer to adventure lovers and street hoppers alike.

  • This charming city will woo you with its beauty when you take a stroll up the cemented streets of Bansko’s old town. Enjoy the scenic beauty of old houses and a tranquil atmosphere while gauzing the beautiful mountain hill view.

  • If you love your old rocks, visiting historical places like House of Velyan, House-museum “Neofit Rilski” and Radonova house is not something you can miss in Bansko. These places offer a dive into the Bulgarian Renaissance.

  • Nestled between 3 gorgeous mountains – Pirin, Rila, and Rhodopes, Bansko offers ample mountain activities. Go mountain biking during the warm months, and you’d pass by some unspoiled villages in the Rhodope mountains. You can go for a hike on the Vihren peak – the highest in Pirin mountain.

  • If that’s not enough for you, visit Bansko in August to enjoy the big Jazz Festival. Alternatively, movie lovers can experience the Bansko Film Fest during November.

Advantages of Booking with redBus

  • If you want to discover Bulgaria in its true sense, there’s nothing better than travelling by bus. Choosing redBus to book your bus tickets will help you enjoy many benefits. redBus allows you to book bus tickets online from anywhere, at any time.

  • You have the convenience of selecting your nearest boarding and drop-off points on the platform. In addition, you’ll get navigation access while migrating towards your boarding point.

  • You can compare the buses online at one place based on time, duration, operator, bus type, features, reviews, ratings, etc.

  • On redBus, you can enjoy features like cancellation and rescheduling of your online bus tickets.

  • If you book through redbus, you’ll get access to M-ticket, and all you have to do is show the ticket on your phone while hopping on your booked bus.


If you are looking for safe and unhindered travel from Sofia to Bansko, booking a bus through redBus can prove to be the best decision for your trip. It’s a platform that takes care of your travel beyond ticketing to give you a pleasant experience throughout.

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Q: Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Q: Are there any discounts available on the route from Sofia to Bansko?
A: Sofia to Bansko is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
Q: At what time do buses start from Sofia to Bansko?
A: Buses from Sofia to Bansko generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Q: Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
Q: Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
Q: How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another?
A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Sofia Airport
  • Sofia Bus and Coach Station Zapad
  • Bansko Bus Station
  • Bansko Gondola (Traventuria Ski)

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