Night-Trains in Bulgaria

The Night-Trains in Bulgaria, the Expresen Vlak, FastTrain and InterRegio, are old but decent trains to let yourself be transported by during the night. There are plenty of options for various types of accomodations, from simple straight-up seats to shared compartments. These Bulgarian and Turkish Night-Trains can bring you all the way from Sofia accross the Balkan area (Bucharest, Thessaloniki and Istanbul). From Bucharest there are connections all the way to Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine, and from Istanbul there are connections inwards Turkey. Traveling in the Balkan area is an adventure, and these Night-Trains are prone to hours of delay. Even considering the customs-checks in the middle of the night, and the lack of information before and during travel, there is a certain charm while traveling on these Night-Trains to/from Bulgaria. For all Night-Trains in Bulgaria a supplement is required.

All-year-round Night-Trains in Bulgaria
The Expresen Vlak 2626/2636/9646 operates from Silistra (19:10), Dobrich (20:27) and Varna (22:00) to Sofia (06:02).
The Expresen Vlak 2627 operates from Sofia (22:40) to Varna (06:39).
The Expresen Vlak 3636 operates from Varna (21:30) to Sofia (06:05).
The Expresen Vlak 3637/2637 operates from Sofia (23:10) to Varna (07:15) and Dobrich (08:35).
The Expresen Vlak 8626 operates from Burgas (22:55) to Sofia (05:43), via Plovdiv (03:11).
The Expresen Vlak 8627 operates from Sofia (22:50) to Burgas (05:57), via Plovdiv (01:40).
The Expresen Vlak 8636 operates from Varna (23:00) to Plovdiv (05:00).
The Expresen Vlak 8637 operates from Plovdiv (23:55) to Varna (05:31).
The Expresen Vlak 9647 operates from Sofia (20:15) to Silistra (07:01).

All-year-round Night-Trains between Bulgaria and Turkey
The FastTrain 1492 (“Balkan”) operates from Istanbul (~20:00) to Sofia (08:38).
The FastTrain 1493 (“Balkan”) operates from Sofia (~21:10) to Istanbul (~08:00).

Seasonal Night-Trains between Bulgaria and Greece/Romania/Ukraine
The FastTrain 460/1460 (“Romania”) operates from Thessaloniki (23:10) to Sofia (05:51).
The FastTrain 461/1460 (“Romania”) operates from Sofia (23:50) to Thessaloniki (06:30).
The InterRegio 451/1003 (“Minsk”) operates from Minsk (17:38) to Varna (10:21), via Lviv (05:52) and Bucharest (01:42).
The InterRegio 452/1004 (“Minsk”) operates from Varna (19:00) to Minsk (11:09), via Bucharest (03:37) and Lviv (22:41).

Supplement costs

Expresen Vlak
2nd class seat: ~€00.25
1st class seat: ~€00.25
2nd class 3-bed sleeper: ~€05.00
1st class 2-bed sleeper: ~€07.00
1st class 1-bed sleeper: ~€10.00
Supplements cannot be bought online.

FastTrain
2nd class seat: ~€00.00
2nd class 6-bed sleeper: ~€10.00
2nd class 4-bed sleeper: ~€15.00
Supplements cannot be bought online.

InterRegio
2nd class seat: ~€01.00
1st class seat: ~€01.00
1st class 2-bed sleeper: ~€15.00
1st class 1-bed sleeper: ~€30.00
Supplement costs are unknown and cannot be bought online.

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Night-Trains in Bulgaria - Sofia Shopping Area
Night-Trains in Bulgaria – Sofia Shopping Area
Night-Trains in Bulgaria - View on the train
Night-Trains in Bulgaria – View on the train