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Zagreb to Sofia Bus

Zagreb to Sofia Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Union Ivkoni 02:00 23:59 13 hrs 8 mins VIEW PRICE

Zagreb to Sofia Bus Service

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12 hrs 39 mins
EUR 52.22

Zagreb to Sofia Bus Distance

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Zagreb to Sofia Bus

Zagreb to Sofia Bus Tickets

Zagreb in Croatia is a popular boarding point to get to Sofia in Bulgaria as it is an important transport hub. It is easy to get buses connecting these two capital cities that are centres of administration and industry. Zagreb and Sofia are also top tourist destinations in Europe. There are several reliable bus operators along this route, making it easy to book Zagreb to Sofia bus tickets.

The road distance between Zagreb and Sofia is roughly 782 km, and the bus journey takes about 13-14 hours. Although flight and train options are available, buses are more economical, and hence you find many international passengers electing to travel from Zagreb to Sofia by bus, both day and night.

You can find many reputable bus service operators running buses along the Zagreb Sofia route on the redBus e-ticketing platform. redBus is one of the largest global platforms for booking bus journeys, offering the facility to pre-book and compare available services to choose the most suitable one in terms of pricing and comfort. There are air-conditioned buses available.

How to book Zagreb to Sofia bus tickets?

You can book bus tickets from Zagreb to Sofia from the redBus website by following the steps detailed below:

1. Visit the home page of redBus and enter Zagreb in the ‘From’ field and Sofia in the ‘To’ field. Then, enter your preferred dates of travel and hit ‘Search Buses’.

2. You will be shown all the available buses from Zagreb to Sofia on your preferred dates. The pricing, amenities, and other relevant information will be displayed so that you can make an optimal choice.

3. You can select your preferred bus and see its seating layout. Pick your preferred seat.

4. You will be able to enter the boarding and dropping points on the next page. Once you enter them, you can click ‘Proceed to Book’.

5. In the next screen, you will have to enter passenger details, like passenger(s) name, the number of passengers, contact details, etc. You can then click ‘Proceed to Pay.

6. You will be taken to the payment window, where you can complete the process and receive confirmation of your booking.

7. redBus will send you the e-ticket/m-ticket by email/SMS. Any changes in schedule will be communicated to you ahead of time.

Popular Bus Operators on the Zagreb to Sofia Route

Many bus operators on the Zagreb to Sofia route make the journey possible multiple times during the day or night, offering travellers a lot of flexibility. You can choose direct buses or have Sofia as a stopover on a bus having a different final destination. You can use search filters to zero in on preferred bus operators. The popular bus operators plying along with the Zagreb to Sofia route are:

  • Georg
  • Union Ivkoni
  • Yubim
  • Flixbus

Boarding Points in Zagreb

Zagreb is an important transport hub with 5 major Croatian highways running through. It is the departure point for reaching many nearby Croatian destinations as well. You can choose to board from some of Zagreb’s popular boarding points and choose buses plying from specific ones using the search filter. The journey fare will depend on the boarding point though you will be informed in advance if there are any changes. The top boarding points for Zagreb to Sofia route are:

  • Zagreb Central Bus Station

Drop-off Points in Sofia

Sofia has a well-developed bus network, being a major international transport hub. You can either book direct buses or choose Sofia as a drop-off point of a different route passing through from Zagreb. If you have some preferred bus operators, use the search filters to get dropped off at various points by them in Sofia. The fare for Zagreb to Sofia bus route will be intimated accordingly, and you will be notified if it changes. The popular drop-off points in Sofia include:

  • Sofia Central Bus Station

Popular places to visit in Sofia include the Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, Sveti Georgi Rotunda, Vitosha Boulevard, Boyana Church, etc. Most of the sightseeing spots are accessible from the bus drop-off points.

Zagreb to Sofia bus price

The bus fares for travelling from Zagreb to Sofia depend on the bus type, timings, number of passengers, and distance between the boarding and drop-off points. On average, the bus fares from Zagreb to Sofia on redBus range from USD 48.73 to USD 70. You can choose from a range of operators according to your budget and desired amenities. With redBus, you can forego any middleman charges and even avail of discount coupons.

Zagreb to Sofia bus timings

There are quite a few options for going from Zagreb to Sofia by timing. The earliest bus departs at 2:00 AM, while the last bus leaves at 10:00 PM. The journey is about 13 hours, though a few routes can take over 14 hours. You can check out the timings before booking your seat on redBus, and you don’t even have to pay before doing so. You can get an idea of the expected duration of travel on your desired day.


At what time do buses start from Zagreb to Sofia?

A: Buses from Zagreb 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.

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.

Are there any discounts available on the route from Zagreb to Sofia?

A: Zagreb 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 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.

When should I purchase Zagreb to Sofia bus tickets to get the best deals?

A: Bus ticket prices may spike up with the demand. Most people tend to book bus tickets 3-7 days before the trip. You should keep your eyes open for sales and discount codes. You can book Zagreb to Sofia autobus tickets a month to 7 days before your scheduled trip. But during times like the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be travel restrictions, and bus operators may not open bookings too far in advance.



  • Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Sofia. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

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