The bus service from Sofia to Rila Monastery is suspended until further notice.
If Rila Monastery is next place planed to visit but you don’t want to spent a lot money on a trip with tour company. Look no further!
Our company provides a daily public transport straight from Sofia (map) to Rila Monastery and back again, 7 days a week. The bus departure from bus station Ovcha Kupel.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to low number of travelers in the period between November – March a small 20 seats bus travel. For a large group an advance booking is required! Bookings are accepted only a day before departure. Showing up without a reservation will not guarantee you a seat on the bus.
The bus ticket from Sofia to Rila Monastery costs only 11 leva one way!
Taking the bus from Sofia you will have at least two full hours of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, enter the main church ( no entry fees) and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty „mekitsi“ (Bulgarian donnuts) with delicious buffalo’s yogurt (local specialty) or even have a short walk in the area.
Dress code: Long trousers and skirts (at least knee-long), no sleeveless tops (bring a piece of clothing to cover your shoulders).
FROM SOFIA TO RILA MONASTERY AND TOWN OF RILA
|Bus station Ovcha Kupel (West) to Rila Monastery
Bus station Ovcha Kupel ( West) to town of Rila
FROM RILA MONASTERY TO SOFIA
|summer timetable (01.04 – 31.10)
winter timetable ( 01.11 – 31.03)
FROM TOWN OF RILA TO RILA MONASTERY ( connections if you travel from Blagoevgrad)
|Rila – Rila Monatery||07:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Rila Monatery||12:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Rila Monatery||15:10||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Rila Monatery||15:50||2.00 leva|
BLAGOEVGRAD – TOWN OF RILA
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||08:00||08:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||09:00||09:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||10:00||10:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||12:00||12:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||13:00||13:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||15:00||15:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||17:00||17:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||18:00||18:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||19:00||19:40||2.00 leva|
|Blagoevgrad – Rila||20:00||20:40||2.00 leva|
TOWN OF RILA – BLAGOEVGRAD
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||06:20||07:00||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||07:00||07:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||09:00||09:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||10:00||10:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||11:00||11:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||13:00||13:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||14:00||14:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||16:00||16:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||18:00||18:40||2.00 leva|
|Rila – Blagoevgrad||19:00||19:40||2.00 leva|