How to get from Sofia to Bansko?

You can get to the ski resort of Bansko by bus, train, rental car or ordering an individual car transfer.

Buses depart from two bus stations, and the train is from the railway station, but a transfer in Septemvri is still required.

The route from Sofia to Bansko is very good, you will not notice how you find yourself in a wonderful mountain town! On the way you will pass cities such as Pernik, Dupnitsa, Blagoevgrad and Razlog.

Distance from Sofia to Bansko

Sofia is located about 160 km from Bansko. By car or bus, this distance is overcome quite quickly, but the train will take a very long time. But as many travelers notice, a train ride is incredibly fun!

Bus from Sofia Airport to Bansko

Buses from Sofia to Bansko depart from two bus stations: Central Bus Station and Ovcha Kupel Bus Station. If you arrive in Sofia, you will first need to get from the airport to one of these bus stations.

You can get to the Central Bus Station in Sofia by metro, for this you will need to make one change at the Serdika station and get off at the Tsentralna ZhP Gara station.

See the website for the bus schedule for Bansko

The journey takes about 3 hours, and the ticket costs 16 Lev.

Central Bus Station Website:

Bus terminal Ovcha Kupel website:

From Sofia to Bansko by train

Trains to Bansko leave daily from the central railway station in Sofia. First you need to take a regular train to the city of Septemvri, and then transfer to the narrow-gauge retro train to Bansko. It takes about 2 hours to Septemvri, and about 5 hours to Bansko.

You can buy a train ticket at the box office or online at

From Sofia to Bansko on a rental car

At Sofia Airport you can rent a car to go to Bansko, and at the end of your vacation return it before departure at the airport.

It’s best to book a car in advance on the website

Transfer from Sofia to Bansko

If you choose comfort and speed, then the best way to get to Bansko from the airport is an individual car transfer. The driver will meet you at the airport and comfortably take you to the hotel or apartments in Bansko, Razlog or Pirin Golf.

There will be drinking water in the car and, if necessary (must be ordered in advance) a child seat.

Service for ordering car transfers from airports and hotels in Bulgaria.

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