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Vienna to Sofia Bus

Vienna to Sofia Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Citylines 20:00 20:00 16 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Union Ivkoni 02:15 15:45 15 hrs 22 mins VIEW PRICE

Vienna to Sofia Bus Service

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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Tickets
19 hrs 8 mins
EUR 60.05

Vienna to Sofia Bus Distance

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Vienna to Sofia Bus

Vienna to Sofia bus tickets

Vienna to Sofia is a popular international bus route from Austria to Bulgaria. A lot of buses and passengers can be seen on this route every day. The road distance from Vienna to Sofia is 1000 kilometres, and it takes approximately 15 hours to cover this route by bus. Tourists/commuters prefer bus services from Vienna to Sofia to any other means of transportation because bus services are easily available. Around 6 buses depart daily from Vienna to Sofia by different operators.

You can book Vienna to Sofia bus tickets online on redBus at affordable prices. redBus has access to a vast global transportation network as it operates in many other countries. redBus will provide you with genuine Vienna to Sofia bus services without any type of fraud. redBus has a huge user base globally and has earned loyal customers due to its on-time bus services. The average Vienna to Sofia bus ticket price is around USD 80. The bus prices are subject to change and can be cross-checked via redBus. Read on to know more about Vienna to Sofia bus services offered by redBus.

How to book Vienna to Sofia bus tickets?

The steps involved in booking Vienna to Sofia bus tickets on redBus are as follows:

• On the first page, enter ‘Vienna’ in the ‘From’ section and ‘Sofia’ in the ‘To’ section, respectively. After entering your source and destination, select your travel date and press the ‘Search Buses’ icon on the interface.

• All the available Vienna to Sofia buses will be displayed to you. Select a preferred Vienna to Sofia bus, and its seat layout will be displayed.

• Select a seat in your preferred Vienna to Sofia bus and then feed your boarding/dropping point. When details are entered, press the ‘Proceed to Book’ icon on the interface.

• Enter some more details like passenger name, age, contact information, etc., and click on the ‘Proceed to Pay’ icon on the interface.

• Complete the online payment to confirm your Vienna to Sofia bus booking. Your Vienna to Sofia bus e-ticket/M-ticket will be sent to you shortly via mail.

Popular bus operators on Vienna to Sofia bus route

The presence of various operators on the Vienna to Sofia bus route provides flexibility to the passengers. redBus is partnered with only reliable and experience bus operators to provide the best bus services from Vienna to Sofia. While searching for Vienna to Sofia buses on redBus, you can filter buses from any specific operator by applying a search filter. redBus also lets you view the operator ratings and reviews to choose the best available Vienna to Sofia bus services. The number of operators servicing this international bus route is subject to change, and one can check it via the redBus online platform. The top operators that provide bus services from Vienna to Sofia are as follows:

• CityLine

• Union Ivkoni

• Flixbus

• Tourist Service

Boarding points in Vienna

If there are multiple boarding points in the origin city, then redBus lets you filter buses from any specific boarding point. Vienna has a well-connected network of bus stops/stations that helps bus operators to provide on-time bus services to passengers. Make sure to reach your boarding point 30 minutes in advance to not miss your bus to Sofia. Online ticketing with redBus helps you save time as you don’t have to wait for a Sofia bus at any boarding point and reach at the predefined time. The most popular boarding point in Vienna for buses to Sofia is:

• Vienna Central Bus Station VIB

Drop-off points in Sofia

You can filter buses from any specific drop-off point in the destination city by applying a search filter on redBus during bus booking. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and has a well-connected road network along with various bus stops/stations. Due to a change in drop-off point, the travel duration of a Vienna to Sofia bus can change and will be displayed on redBus in advance. RedBus will also display any changes in Vienna to Sofia bus fare due to change in dropping point. The most popular dropping point in Sofia for buses coming from Vienna is:

• Sofia Central Bus Station

Vienna to Sofia bus price

The Vienna to Sofia bus price on redBus is affordable and free from any kind of middleman charges. You can compare the prices of various Vienna to Sofia buses and can choose accordingly on redBus. redBus also allows you to sort Vienna to Sofia buses according to their fare (low to high and vice versa).

You can also apply a coupon code on redBus (if available) to lower the cost of Vienna to Sofia bus tickets. The average price of Vienna to Sofia bus tickets on redBus is USD 80. The Vienna to Sofia bus price can change according to the operator, bus type, and seat type.

Vienna to Sofia bus timings

The earliest bus from Vienna to Sofia departs at 02:15 AM, while the last bus departs at 03:45 PM. The Vienna to Sofia bus timings can change so one can check the real-time availability on redBus. You do not have to pay anything for viewing the Vienna to Sofia bus timings on redBus.

The fastest bus on this international bus route covers its journey in around 14 hours, while some buses may even take 16 hours. The expected travel duration of Vienna to Sofia buses is also displayed on redBus. You do not have to sign in to the redBus online platform for just viewing the Vienna to Sofia bus timings.


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 Vienna to Sofia?

A: Buses from Vienna 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 Vienna to Sofia?

A: Vienna 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.

Are there enough tourist attractions in Sofia that make it worth visiting?

A: Sofia has a rich history that dates back to around 2000 years. It is the largest city and the capital city of Bulgaria with various tourist attractions. Surrounded by valleys and mountains, Sofia has the perfect blend of natural and historical attractions. One can also find various man-made attractions in Sofia. The top places to visit in Sofia are Vitosha Mountain, Boyana Church, Boyana Waterfall, and the National Museum of Military History.

Are cross-border bus services from Austria to Bulgaria available now?

A: The cross-border bus services were suspended for some time in the past due to the COVID pandemic. ‘Vienna to Sofia’ bus services are available on redBus, and you can book bus tickets online. If the bus services are suspended in the future, you can immediately get to know via redBus. redBus is connected with international bus operators that provide frequent buses from Vienna to Sofia. redBus will provide you with cross-border bus services from Vienna to Sofia at affordable rates.

What are the payment options available with redBus for booking Vienna to Sofia bus tickets online?

A: redBus allows you to pay via various modes for booking Vienna to Sofia online bus tickets. For booking a Vienna Sofia bus on redBus, you can pay via debit card, credit card, e-wallet, and bank transfer. The online payment system of redBus is fully secured via the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect you from any kind of fraud. Don’t forget to check for a coupon code while booking Vienna to Sofia bus tickets on redBus as it will lower the total ticketing cost.

Why are the Vienna to Sofia buses better than flights and trains?

A: Buses from Vienna to Sofia are more accessible as compared to other means of transportation. One may not find frequent flights and trains from Vienna to Sofia. Bus services on this route are economical as compared to flight and train charges. If you are travelling in a large group via a Vienna to Sofia bus, then the per-person cost of travelling will decrease. You can easily book a Vienna Sofia bus via redBus without even visiting the physical ticketing counters. Online bus booking is also safe due to the current COVID scenario in the European continent.

What are the amenities offered by Vienna to Sofia buses?

A: ‘Vienna to Sofia’ buses are equipped with all the basic amenities to facilitate your bus journey. One can view the amenities offered by any particular Vienna to Sofia bus on redBus before booking. redBus also allows you to filter Vienna to Sofia buses based on any particular amenity. You can also opt for a luxury bus from Vienna to Sofia with luxurious amenities onboard. The amenities offered by ‘Vienna to Sofia’ buses are air conditioning, luggage compartment, push back seats, reading light, charging port, first aid box, etc.



  • Vienna Central Bus Station VIB


  • 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 Vienna 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 Vienna to Sofia Bus Route

Travel Safe from Vienna to Sofia during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • While traveling from Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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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