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Varna to Sofia Bus

Varna to Sofia Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Global Biomet 00:00 20:30 6 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
Group Plus 01:00 23:00 6 hrs 57 mins VIEW PRICE
Union Ivkoni 11:10 23:00 7 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Varna to Sofia Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus Tickets
6 hrs 38 mins
EUR 15.34

Varna to Sofia Bus Distance

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Varna to Sofia Bus

Varna and Sofia are two of the top three largest cities in Bulgaria. Varna is the maritime capital of Bulgaria, famous for its beach life, and Sofia is the capital of the country and the economic centre. There is a lot of travel between the cities. The route is not just popular for its tourist attraction but also for business purposes.

Varna to Sofia bus travel is economical and often opted for travel by many travellers as it takes less time than a train journey. Sofia is known for its architectural marvel and beautiful orthodox churches. The travel between Varna to Sofia takes about six to seven hours, depending on the bus route. Sofia is around 440 km away from Varna.

Instead of worrying about booking portals, kiosks and agents to get your ticket for a Varna to Sofia bus, you can now easily book it through redBus. redBus offers buses at affordable rates, which can be easily reserved through the website by selecting the best operators, feasible timings and economical fares.

How to book Varna to Sofia bus tickets?

With redBus, you can easily book tickets for a Varna to Sofia bus by following these steps:

  • To book a bus, enter the city names in the ‘From’ and ‘To’ sections and pick a date for travel on the website
  • redBus will show you a list of the best bus options available for your travel dates
  • Choose the bus that’s feasible for your travel plans—the timing and cost—by pressing the ‘Book Now’ button
  • Select the number of seats and choose the boarding point
  • Once you proceed to book, you’ll be asked to enter passenger details—name, contact number, age and an email address
  • Complete the payment process with redBus to get your e-ticket/m-ticket

Popular Bus Operators on Varna to Sofia Bus Route

In redBus you’ll find options for your travel from three prominent bus operators in the cities. These are reliable operators who provide the best quality services with good condition buses for your travel. You will be able to view the amenities in each bus while choosing a bus for your travel on the booking page. The Varna to Sofia bus operators registered with redBus are:

  • Global Biomet
  • Union Ivkoni
  • Group Plus

Popular Boarding Points in Varna

To travel from Varna to Sofia, you will have to board the bus at Varna Central Bus Station. This is very close to the city centre and has luggage rooms that you can use for 24 hours. You can use many options to get to the boarding point, including travelling by intercity buses and taxis.

You’ll also find a prominent shopping centre close to the bus station to pass the time while you wait for your bus.

Drop-off points in Sofia

In Sofia, the only drop-off point is the Central Bus Station Sofia. There are three smaller bus stations, but they cater to only local trips. Thus, you will have to get off at the Central Bus Station for your Varna to Sofia bus trip.

The bus station in the capital city caters to routes all over Bulgaria making it busy at any point in the day with over 10,000 travellers passing through each week. It also has a coffee shop, restaurant, casino and a bookstore on its premises. It just takes about 10-15 minutes to reach the city centre from the bus station.

Varna to Sofia Bus Price

You’ll find Varna to Sofia bus tickets varying from USD 19.55 to USD 20.85. You can compare the prices on the redBus booking page to find an affordable option for your travel plans. To find the cheapest option, sort by the fare on the redBus booking page. You can also add a return ticket if needed to find what cost works best for you.

Varna to Sofia Bus Timings

Varna to Sofia buses are available throughout the day, including late-night boarding, too. The first bus starts at 9 AM, and the final option is at 1 AM in the night. The journey to Sofia usually takes about 6 hours 15 minutes to 7 hours 15 minutes based on the bus operator and the route they take. For convenient travel, you can opt for overnight buses.

There are 6 buses you can board in the day, the first one starting at 9 AM and the last at 4.30 PM. For night travel, there are 5 options between 6 PM and 1 AM.


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.

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.

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.

How early should I arrive for the trip?

A: 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?

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.

At what time do buses start from Varna to Sofia?

A: Buses from Varna to Sofia 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 Varna to Sofia?

A: Varna to Sofia 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.

How do you get from Varna to Sofia?

A: You can travel from Varna to Sofia via air, train, bus or car. The fastest route usually is to take a flight from Varna, but it is also a costlier option. Instead, you can conveniently travel by bus at an economical price and reach faster than the train route. Varna to Sofia has some frequent bus schedules to cater to your travel needs. Each method of travel is usually busy as Sofia is the capital city with many tourist attractions and the business centre for many people.

What is the distance between Varna and Sofia?

A: The Varna to Sofia distance varies based on the route you travel. The average distance from Varna to Sofia is about 440 km approximately. The fastest bus takes about 6 hours and 15 minutes to reach Sofia, and some take over 7 hours to reach the destination based on the operator and rest stops.

Is there a direct bus from Varna to Sofia?

A: Yes, there are plenty of direct Varna to Sofia buses. As this is a busy route often taken by travellers and businessmen, many bus operators and buses are available throughout the day that you can book for your travel.

What is the best way to travel from Varna to Sofia?

A: Travelling by bus from Varna to Sofia is a convenient and affordable option for passengers. Many travellers opt for buses as they are priced lower than flight tickets and are faster than the train route. Many budget travellers who want to get to Sofia use buses to make the trip.



  • Varna Central Bus Station


  • Sofia Central Bus Station


Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Varna to Sofia. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

Travel Safety during Covid-19

Covid-19 Updates on Varna to Sofia Bus Route

Travel Safe from Varna to Sofia during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • While traveling from Varna to Sofia during Covid-19 Pandemic, passengers have to follow certain guidelines as per the orders of the Government and local authorities. One can find the key highlights of the restrictions to follow from Varna to Sofia route on this page.
Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules
  • If you are wondering if you need to take a Covid-19 test while travelling from Varna to Sofia during Covid-19 Pandemic or looking for quarantine rules, this page will give you updated information on the same, so that you can keep the documents handy while travelling.
List of Useful Resources
  • Passengers need to visit the official website of the Government and take a note of Covid-19 PCR test validity for traveling on this bus route.

General Covid-19 Guidelines to follow while in Sofia

Mandatory Mask
Minimum 1 meter of physical distance
Sanitizing hands
Temperature checks at public places

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