The cheapest buses from Sofia to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£61

Average

£68

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Sofia to Budapest will cost around £ 68 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 61.

Cheapest
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)23h05 20:55Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£611One-way
Cheapest
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)22h40 20:30Budapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
1 changes
£611One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)19h16 20:16Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£711One-way
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)18h31 19:31Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£811One-way

Timetable Sofia to Budapest

Showing buses for tomorrow, Fri, 29 Oct
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)18h31 19:31Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
0 changes
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)19h16 20:16Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
0 changes
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)23h05 20:55Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
0 changes
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)22h40 20:30Budapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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Fri
29 Oct
£54Flixbus
£461Lufthansa
Sat
30 Oct
£45Arda Tur
£371Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£62Flixbus
£28ryanair sun
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1 Nov
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£182Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£42Flixbus
£148Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
£64Flixbus
£143Lufthansa
Thu
4 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£7ryanair sun
Fri
5 Nov
£42Flixbus
£94Lufthansa
Sat
6 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£94Air Dolomiti
Sun
7 Nov
£59Flixbus
£18ryanair sun
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8 Nov
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£107Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
£42Flixbus
£107Lufthansa
Wed
10 Nov
£59Flixbus
£107Lufthansa
Thu
11 Nov
£45Arda Tur
£7ryanair sun
Fri
12 Nov
£42Flixbus
£94Lufthansa
Sat
13 Nov
£45Arda Tur
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Sun
14 Nov
£61Flixbus
£7ryanair sun
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15 Nov
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£93Lufthansa
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16 Nov
£45Arda Tur
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17 Nov
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The fastest buses from Sofia to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

18 h 31 m

Average

20 h 53 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

631 km

It's difficult to get from Sofia to Budapest without changing at least once.

Fastest
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)18h31 19:31Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£811One-way
2nd Fastest
02:00София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)19h16 20:16Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£711One-way
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)22h40 20:30Budapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
1 changes
£611One-way
22:50София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)23h05 20:55Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
1 changes
£611One-way

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Coach Information from Sofia to Budapest

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
durationAverage coach duration12 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£52 (€59)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines Germany, Karat-S, Infobus, Ecolines or Group

Coaches from Sofia to Budapest cover the 391 miles (630 km) long trip taking on average 12 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Karat-S, Infobus, Ecolines or Group. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £42, but the average price of coach tickets is £52.

Coach companies

FlixBus coaches from Sofia to Budapest

Find the best coaches from Sofia to Budapest with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from £42. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Sofia and Budapest.

It’s easy to book your FlixBus coach ticket between Sofia and Budapest online with Omio! Simply check the current FlixBus coach timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Sofia to Budapest as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that coach and book cheap FlixBus coach tickets online. Prices for FlixBus coaches from Sofia to Budapest start at £42 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 391 miles (630 km). If you search for FlixBus coaches in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by coach from Sofia to Budapest. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Sofia to Budapest FlixBus coach ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets between Sofia and Budapest and when travelling by coach:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses From Sofia To Budapest: Journey Details

Buses From Sofia To Budapest depart up to three times daily, with departures in the morning and in the late afternoon. Services are operated by Infobus and Ecolines and the journey time is between 12 hours 50 minutes and 13 hours. All services are direct. On Saturdays and Sundays there is just one service between the two cities, departing in the morning.

Taking the Bus from Sofia

Buses from Sofia to Budapest depart from the Central Bus Station adjacent to the city's Central Railway Station, which is directly linked to the city's Metro system. A journey from the city centre takes about 20 minutes. There is no public transport at night, and taxis are available, which make the journey from the centre of Sofia in less then 10 minutes.

Getting into Budapest by Bus

Budapest, Hungary's fascinating capital, gives the visitor two cities in one, Buda, on one bank of the mighty Danube River and Pest on the other side. The Hungarian Crown Jewels are on permanent exhibition in the impressive National Parliament Building, the largest in Europe, while the Royal Palace is open to all and contains the National Gallery which has an extensive collection. Budapest's Soviet-ruled past is showcased at Momento Park, with its many statues from that era. Buses From Sofia To Budapest arrive at the Hungarian capital's Nepliget Bus station located south-east of the city centre, about a half-hour's journey on Budapest's Metro system which is directly linked to the bus station. Some of the city's public transport runs 24 hours a day. Taxis are available which make the journey to the city centre in about 20 minutes.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by coach between Sofia and Budapest?

Travel between Sofia, Bulgaria and Budapest, Hungary by coach is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary from Bulgaria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

All travellers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach between Sofia and Budapest as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Budapest, Hungary to Sofia, Bulgaria?

The restriction level for your return coach to Sofia, Bulgaria from Budapest is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into Sofia from Budapest restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Sofia from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach from Sofia to Budapest?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Budapest from Sofia for the next 7 days starting from £42  one way.
What is the average cost of a coach from Sofia to Budapest?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Budapest from Sofia is £52  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Sofia to Budapest?
The coach distance from Sofia to Budapest is around 391 miles (630 km).
How many hours does it take from Sofia to Budapest by coach?
On average the coach from Sofia to Budapest duration is 12 h 15 min  for the 391 miles (630 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What coach companies go from Sofia to Budapest?
For the best Sofia to Budapest coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Karat-S, Infobus, Ecolines or Group. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Sofia and Budapest to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest coach from Sofia to Budapest? When is the last coach from Sofia to Budapest?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Sofia to Budapest, the first coach leaves at 08: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Sofia to Budapest, the last coach of the day leaves at 23: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Sofia to Budapest timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Sofia to Budapest to get the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket to Budapest from Sofia within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £52 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Sofia to Budapest are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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