Sofia to Varna Bus

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It will take 6 hours 22 mins to reach from Sofia to Varna. The earliest departure from Sofia is at 12:30 AM. And the last bus is at 10:30 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from EUR 18.

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Sofia to Varna Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Global Biomet 07:30 22:30 6 hrs 15 mins EUR 18 8 BOOK TICKET
Group Plus 00:30 19:30 6 hrs 30 mins EUR 18 7 BOOK TICKET

Sofia to Varna Bus Service

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6 hrs 22 mins

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Cheapest Bus Tickets


EUR 18

Earliest Bus


12:30 AM

Last Bus


10:30 PM

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Sofia to Varna Bus

Sofia to Varna Bus Tickets

Varna happens to be Bulgaria's third-largest city which is popular during the summer season. The city's ancient monuments and ruins attract many tourists. The journey from Sofia to Varna by bus is popular among visitors.

Sofia to Varna bus is the easiest and cheapest option to travel this route. You can find lots of bus options availabl online on redBus. The journey takes 6-7 hours to cover a distance of 235 miles (approx.). You can find regular buses operating on this route.

You can look and compare Sofia to Varna buses online on redBus. You can expect the average bus fare to be USD 19, and buses are available from early morning until late.

How to book Sofia to Varna bus tickets?

You can book Sofia to Varna bus tickets online easily using redBus. To book Sofia to Varna bus tickets, you have to do the following -

  • Search for bus tickets on redBus by entering Sofia in the 'From' and Varna in the 'To' section. Choose the travel date, and hit the search button.
  • You will see the list of available buses from Sofia to Varna. You can filter the options if you want using the bus company, travel duration, departure time, bus fare, boarding points, drop-off points etc. filters.
  • Choose the number of bus seats, boarding and drop-off locations.
  • Click on 'Proceed to Book' and enter passenger details.
  • Once you have provided all the required details, proceed to make the payment.
  • Choose your preferred payment mode and make the payment.
  • Upon successful payment, you will get your Sofia to Varna bus tickets online via email and SMS.

Popular Bus Operators on Sofia to Varna Bus Route

Sofia to Varna bus route has 13 daily buses in one direction. The buses are available regularly from morning till late night. These buses are operated by three bus operators who offer their services on standard design buses.

The popular bus operators from Sofia to Varna are -

  • Group Plus
  • Biomet
  • Union Ivkoni

The buses all have standard seats with air conditioning for the comfort of their passengers. These buses also have a toilet, media system, power sockets, and WiFi inside. They are safe and secured to travel at any given time. Each bus operator provides at least three buses, and one among them operates up to 6 buses per day. Sofia to Varna bus by Union Ivkoni has four services per day.

Boarding Points in Sofia

The bus from Sofia to Varna starts its journey from Sofia Central Bus Station at Sofia. It is also the only boarding point for this route. When you book bus tickets online on redBus, you can see all the boarding points available for a particular bus.

Drop-off points in Varna

The drop-off point for Sofia to Varna bus is at the Varna Central Bus Station. When you book bus tickets online using redBus, you can see all the arrival/ drop-off points for a particular bus.

Sofia to Varna Bus Price

The Sofia to Varna bus fare starts from USD 19.47, and the highest bus price is USD 20.76 when you book your tickets with redBus. These buses are available at a reasonable price, and there are decent amenities available onboard. The ticket price for each bus is shown against each option. You can also get good deals on these tickets when you apply the discount codes (if available) at the payment gate. Moreover, you can also cancel or reschedule the bus tickets online through redBus, if needed.

Sofia to Varna Bus Timings

You can see the bus timings of every Sofia to Varna bus on the redBus portal. You will also be able to sort the buses according to the bus timing in descending or ascending order. The first bus of the day starts from Sofia at midnight, and the last bus is scheduled at 11.30 pm. The other available buses are available from 6.30 am at a regular interval of 1-2 hrs till 7.30 pm, before it is time for the late-night bus.

The Sofia to Varna bus travel time on average is 6 hr 30 minutes. You can find buses that cover a distance of 378 km in 6 hrs or 7 hrs.


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??
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.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
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.
Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
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.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
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.
At what time do buses start from Sofia to Varna?
Buses from Sofia to Varna 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.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Sofia to Varna?
Sofia to Varna 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.
What can I take with me on the Sofia to Varna bus route?
The weight of the luggage that you can carry free of cost depends on the bus operators. Generally, a passenger can carry a suitcase and a piece of smaller hand luggage without any additional charges. This may change with each operator.
Am I allowed to travel from Sofia to Varna?
Although there are partial restrictions in Bulgaria, public transportation is still available. As Sofia to Varna is a domestic journey, you can travel along this route. The only thing to be sure about is that you wear a proper face mask while you are in any public space or while travelling inside the bus or other modes of transportation. Restrictions apply only to tourists from other countries when they arrive in the country. Foreign tourists may have to undergo compulsory quarantine for a few days and take the PCR test before being public. For the latest updates on travel restrictions, please check the official government websites.
Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Varna?
Yes, there are direct buses available between Sofia and Varna. These buses usually take 6-7 hrs for the journey and come with amenities to make the trip comfortable.
Where do I catch the Sofia to Varna bus from?
All buses from Sofia to Varna start from the Sofia Central Bus Station. The exact location of the terminal is Bulevard Knyaginya Maria Luiza 100, 1202 Tsentralna, Sofia, Bulgaria.
How safe is it to travel from Sofia to Varna without a car?
Sofia to Varna is a popular route that's safe for travel at any time of the day. The travel time is also not too much, and the bus operators have professional drivers who ensure that you reach your destination safely. During this time of the pandemic, you must also adhere to the strict guidelines imposed by the government. The buses are all safe to travel, and you need to make sure that you wear face masks and carry a bottle of hand sanitiser with you.
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Varna Central Bus Station
  • Golden Sands E87
  • Varna Airport (VAR)

Enjoy your bus trip from Sofia to Varna !
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