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Cheap coach tickets from London to Sofia

Showing times and prices for 25 May


The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from London to Sofia is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

London, Victoria Coach Station
09:35София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
2 changes

Bus timetableLondon to Sofia

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London, Victoria Coach Station
09:35София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
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Bus times from London to Sofia

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To travel from London to Sofia you need to make at least 2 changes.

London, Victoria Coach Station
09:35София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
2 changes

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Overview: Coach from London to Sofia

distanceDistance1249 miles
durationAverage coach duration41 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£187 (€209)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesOurbus or FlixBus

Coaches from London to Sofia cover the 1249 miles long journey taking on average 41 h 30 min with our travel partners like Ourbus or FlixBus. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £187, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £103. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Sofiya Airport - Terminal T2.

Coach companies: Ourbus and FlixBus London to Sofia

Ourbus and FlixBus coaches will get you from London to Sofia from £75. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Buses from London to Sofia

Enjoy a sightseeing journey from London to Sofia, with a long-distance bus ride between these two great cities. With only one bus per week, taking on average around 40h and 44min, you can sit back, relax and take in the scenery between Britain the Balkans. During the journey you’ll be required to take a ferry across the English Channel on the bus too, giving you time to get some fresh air along the way.

London to Sofia Bus Time: Daily Departures

Due to the duration of the journey, the London to Sofia bus only departs on one day of the week. As it takes nearly two days to travel from origin to destination, you will depart London on Sunday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m. and arrive into Sofia at around 10:30 a.m. on the following Tuesday.

How long is the journey by bus from London to Sofia?

The total journey time from London to Sofia is fairly long by bus with it taking nearly two whole days. You can expect the travel time from London to Sofia to be approximately 40h and 44min, depending on traffic throughout the drive. Due to the journey time being so long, you can enjoy taking in the scenery of Europe along the way.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Sofia?

Departure bus station:The departure station is London Victoria coach station, which is very conveniently located in the centre of the city. It’s one of the main bus station in London, with many companies such as National Express departing on a regular basis.You can get to London Victoria from Buckingham Palace, for example, in around 10min by foot. At the station you will find lots of amenities too, such as food outlets, shops, ATMs and toilets. The bus station is also accessible to people travelling with disabilities or with mobility problems.

Arrival bus station:The arrival station is Serdika bus station, which is the central station in Sofia. You can get to Cathedral Saint Aleksandar in around eight minutes by taxi, so it is very well located. Within the bus station you will find ticket offices, banks and a medical centre. In addition there are many food and drink outlets. The station is also accessible for those travelling with a disability, so you should be able to move around the station with ease.

Bus Sofia. Source: Shutterstock

Which bus companies travel from London to Sofia

The only bus company that you can travel from London to Sofia with is Balkan Horn, which completes the distance in just under two days. It is a long-haul bus journey that takes you through several other European countries. Whilst it is direct, you will be required to get off the bus during the ferry crossing of the English Channel. As the journey is between Sunday and Tuesday, you will be expected to spend two nights sleeping on the bus during the trip.

Balkan Horn buses from London to Sofia

Balkan Horn London to Sofia departs London once each week to drive to Sofia in Bulgaria. Leaving at around 8:00 p.m. every Sunday, it takes just under two days to arrive into Sofia at about 10:30 a.m. on the following Tuesday. In total the journey time is approximately 40h and 44min so it is a long-distance bus. The bus is direct, although you will need to get off of it during the ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.

Bus London to Sofia: Services on Board

The Balkan Horn buses are very comfortable, so you can relax for the duration of your trip. All seating is the same, with there being no first class option. All the buses are fitted with air conditioning for your comfort so you do not get too hot or cold. There are also reclining seats, so you can get a good rest when it comes to night time. There are also seat belts on every seat, which you should wear throughout the journey. DVD, video and audio systems on the bus also offer entertainment for your long-distance journey. There is a toilet on board too, which can be helpful to journeys of this length. There is also a tea and coffee service too. Bikes cannot be taken on board the buses, although you can put a folding bike in the hold should you wish. You can take luggage on board that weighs a maximum of 32kg. This must also not exceed the dimensions of 25cm x 60cm x 80cm.

In addition to this you will be entitled to one piece of hand luggage. Should you need more room for luggage there is an additional charge you can pay. Pets are not allowed on the buses due to the length of the journey. Whilst the buses may be suitable for those travelling with disabilities, it is suggested that you call up in advance to find out if this journey is the best option for you, as you may find faster and more convenient alternatives by a different mode of transport.

How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Sofia?

It’s easy to find cheap tickets for the bus from London to Sofia, with just a few simple tricks and tips. One of the best ways to ensure you get the cheapest price for your journey from London Victoria to Serdika bus station is to look for your journey as far in advance as possible. Bus journeys are normally available to book several months before they depart, so the earlier you find your ticket the cheaper it is likely to be. There may also be a promotion on, offering early bird prices to the first few customers. Another way to get a great price for you bus from London to Sofia is to have flexibility around travel. For instance, if you do not have to depart on a specific week, you might find that the bus a week either side of your desired departure date is cheaper.

Bus Theater Sofia. Source: Shutterstock

To Sofia by bus—travel tips

Sofia is a great city to visit, with so much to offer tourists. If you want to make the most out of your trip, it’s a good idea to have an itinerary in place for your arrival. A great place to start your trip is by visiting Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral, which was the first ever fully constructed temple in the Balkans. Then head up Vitosha Mountain, which is great for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, but also provides superb views over the city in the summer. Saint Nikolas Russian Church is another religious site worth visiting, which is more than 100 years old. Staying with religious architecture, you can head over to Boyana Church, which is a world heritage site, and Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, where thousands of people go to worship.

Boyana waterfall is also a must see. Located just outside Sofia, it’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The National Museum of Military History is a great place to go to if you want to take a step back in time, with exhibitions that take visitors through the history of the country to modern times. After grabbing some local food, why not treat yourself to some evening entertainment at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, which showcases some of the world’s best talents. Finish off your trip at the National Institute of Archaeology Museum, which has a colour show of ancient Rome as one of the highlights.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Sofia usually depart from London Victoria Station. The station is open 24 hours, and is centrally located within the city. It is easily accessible by taxi, underground, rail and buses. Bus numbers 22, 239, 211 and C1 stop at the station. In addition, the N11 night bus service stops here. The coach station is within 300 metres from Victoria rail and underground station, which is served by the District, Circle and Victoria tube lines. For those arriving at Victoria Coach Station via taxi, there are designated ranks conveniently located just outside the station at Eccleston Place.

Getting into Sofia by Bus

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is a vibrant city with a breathtaking backdrop of Vitosha Mountain. The city is home to modern shopping centres, a vibrant nightlife, and a wide variety of attractions, such as Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Earth and Man National Museum, and St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Buses from London to Sofia usually arrive at Serdika Coach Station (also known as Traffic Market) in Sofia. This bus station is centrally located within the city. A short walking distance away is Sofia Central Railway Station, which is served by Metro line 2. Taxis are conveniently available directly outside the front entrance of the station. Local buses, including night services, also provide services to Serdika Coach Station.

FAQs: London to Sofia coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Sofia with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Sofia.
Cheap coach tickets from London to Sofia can start from as little as £103 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Sofia is £187; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from London to Sofia is 41 h 30 min   to travel the 1249 mile long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first coach from London to Sofia leaves at 05: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Sofia leaves at 23: 40.
Take the London to Sofia coach with Ourbus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip from London to Sofia as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your route from including London, Victoria Coach Station, Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station and London, Golders Green Station. When arriving in Sofia, you can end your route in coach stations like Sofiya Airport - Terminal T2, Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Sofiya Airport - Terminal T2, located 7.8 miles (12.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from London to Sofia by coach is June.
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