There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki by bus, train, car or plane

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Arda Tur operates a bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki 4 times a day. Tickets cost $15 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Greek Railways (OSE) operates a train from Sofia to Thessaloniki 5 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Avg. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Athens
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Avg. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Sofija to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Second Class
$25 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $26
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The distance between Sofia and Thessaloniki is 231 km. The road distance is 295 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki is to bus which costs $15 and takes 5 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki is to drive which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $55.

Is there a direct train between Sofia and Thessaloniki?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofija and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Thessaloniki?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof and arriving at Thessaloniki Monastiriou. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Sofia to Thessaloniki?

The bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.