Public buses in Sofia

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Sofia Public bus system
Yutong ZK6126HGA bus in Sofia.jpg
An Yutong ZK6126HGA bus in Sofia, 2016.
Overview
Owner Capital municipality
Locale Sofia, Bulgaria
Transit type Bus
Number of lines 92[1]
Operation
Began operation 20 April 1935
Operator(s) Sofia Public Transport
Technical
System length 2,380 km (1,478.9 mi)[2]

The Sofia public bus system (Bulgarian: София Автобусен транспорт) forms part of the public transport network of Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.

In operation since 1935, the system presently comprises 92 routes.

History[edit]

The public bus transport in Sofia developed relatively late compared to the other types of transport in the city. The first operational line was opened on 20 April 1935. Soon after that six more lines were opened, bringing the total network length to 23 km.[2]

During the communist era, the bus fleet consisted mainly of Ikarus and Bulgarian-made Chavdar buses. After the political changes in 1989, however, the fleet has gradually been modernised.

Lines[edit]

As of January 2017, the following bus lines in Sofia are in service:

Line Route Garage
1 Autostation Geo Milev — Kokalyansko hanche // Kokalyane Karat S
3 Autostation Geo Milev — Dolni Pasarel Karat S
4 Mladost-1 — Kokalyane inn Karat S
5 Autostation Geo Milev — Dolni Lozen Karat S
6 Autostation Geo Milev — German Karat S
7 Iskar train station - (BRC) - Gorni Lozen Karat S
8 German - Krivina Karat S
9 Autobase Iskar - Gurko str. Drujba
10 Busmantsi — D. Milenkov Karat S
11 Autostation Geo Milev — Ovcha Kupel-2 Zemlyane
12 Autostation Iztok - Dolni Bogrov Malashevtsi
14 Iskar train station - Autobase Iskar Karat S
18 Autostation Orlandovtsi - Chepintsi Malashevtsi
20 Autostation Orlandovtsi - (The Mill) - Lokorsko Malashevtsi
21/22 Orlandovtsi - Podgumer hospital Malashevtsi
23 Autostation Orlandovtsi - Kurilo train station Malashevtsi
24 Autostation Orlandovtsi - Benkovski // St. Mina monastery // Lokorsko Malashevtsi
25 Autostation Iliyantsi — Mirovyane Malashevtsi
26 Obelya - Gnilyane Malashevtsi
27 North station - Katina Malashevtsi
28 Lokorsko - (Podgumer) - Mramor Malashevtsi
29 Autostation Iliyantsi - Balsha Malashevtsi
30 Obelya - Balsha Zemlyane
31 Obelya - Golyanovtsi Zemlyane
42 Lyulin-8 - Autostation Bankya Zemlyane
44 Autostation Bankya - Gradoman // Verdikal // Ivanyane Zemlyane
44Б Slivnitsa Metro Station - Autostation Bankya Zemlyane
45 Ovcha Kupel - Vardar Metro Station Zemlyane
47 Slivnitsa Metro Station - Gradoman Zemlyane
48 Slivnitsa Metro Station - Mihaylovo Zemlyane
49 Slivnitsa Metro Station - Klisura Zemlyane
54 Slivnitsa Metro Station - Kalotina road junction Zemlyane
56 Vardar Metro Station - Malo Buchino Zemlyane
59 Knyazhevo - Tolumska Mahala/Marchaevo Zemlyane
60 Central railway station - Ovcha Kupel Zemlyane
63 Tsar Boris III blvd. - Byalata cheshma str. Zemlyane
64 Sofia Zoo - Tsentar po higiena Zemlyane
65 Sofia Zoo - Manastirski livadi Zemlyane
67 Seminariyata - Simeonovo Drujba
69 Oncological hospital - Bistritsa // Tzareva mahala Karat S
70 Oncological hospital - Plana Karat S
72 Pliska hotel - Zapaden Park Malashevtsi
73 Ovcha Kupel-2 - Gotse Delchev Zemlyane
74 Central railway station - Gotse Delchev Malashevtsi
75 Autostation Geo Milev - Orlov most Drujba
76 Mladost-4 - Gotse Delchev Drujba
77 Central railway station - Zapaden Park Zemlyane
78 Central railway station - Vrazhdebna Malashevtsi
79 Hristo Botev - DIP Stind Malashevtsi
81 Obelya railway station - Ivanyane Zemlyane
82 Central railway station - Lyulin-5 Malashevtsi
83 Sofia Zoo - Hyundai Bulgaria Zemlyane
84 Sofia Airport - Gurko str. Drujba
85 Stefan Karadzha - Vrabnitsa-2 Malashevtsi
86 Svoboda - Malashevtsi Malashevtsi
88 Sofia Zoo - Druzhba-2 Drujba
90 Malashevtsi - Buhovo Malashevtsi
93 Sofia Zoo - Simeonovo Gondola lift Zemlyane
94 Sofia University - Studentski grad Malashevtsi
98 Sofia Zoo - Zheleznitsa Zemlyane
100 Benkovski - Patnostroitelna tehnika Malashevtsi
101 Central railway station - Fondovi zhilishta Malashevtsi
102 Ovcha Kupel - Studentski grad Zemlyane
103 Autostation Ovcha Kupel - Bonsovi polyani Zemlyane
107 Boyana Church - Karpuzitsa Zemlyane
108 Lyulin 5 - Hyundai Bulgaria Zemlyane
111 Mladost-1 - Lyulin-1,2 Zemlyane
113 Mladost-1 - Mladost-4 Drujba
117 Autostation Iztok - Buhovo Malashevtsi
118 Autostation Iztok - Zhelyava Malashevtsi
119 Autostation Iztok - Kremikovtsi Steel Complex // Botunets Malashevtsi
120 Sofia Zoo - Levski G Malashevtsi
122 Sofia Zoo - Simeonovo Gondola lift Zemlyane
123 Oncological hospital - Simeonovo Gondola lift Karat S
150 Obelya-1 - Voluyak centre // Plodohranilishteto Malashevtsi
204 Druzhba-2 - Gotse Delchev Karat S
213 Central railway station - Mladost-4 Drujba
260 Gorna Banya - Praga blvd. Eridantrans
280 Studentski grad - Sofia University Malashevtsi
285 Stefan Karadzha - Vrabnitsa-2 Malashevtsi
294 Studentski grad - Aviation place Drujba
304 Manastirski livadi - Drujba 2 Zemlyane
305 Central railway station - Mladost-3 Drujba
306 Mladost-2 - Sofia University Karat S
309 Lyulin-1,2 - Iliyantsi Malashevtsi
310 Lyulin-5 - Stochna gara square Malashevtsi
314 Mladost-1 - Bistrica Drujba
384 Sofia Airport - Druzhba-2 Drujba
404 Central railway station - Druzhba bus depot Drujba
413 Central railway station - Mladost-4 Drujba
505 Orlov most - Vrana park Malashevtsi
604 Iskar railway station - Pirogov hospital Drujba

Fleet[edit]

Stolichen Avtotransport[edit]

Quantity Manufacturer Type Photo
110 Yutong ZK6126HGA Yutong ZK6126HGA bus in Sofia.jpg
126 MAN Lion´s City G CNG MAN Lion's city G bus in Sofia.jpg
35 Mercedes-Benz Conecto Lf A Mercedes Conecto Lf bus in Sofia.jpg
8 TEDOM C12G
61 BMC Belde 220-SLF BMC Belde bus in Sofia on line 64.jpg
30 Mercedes-Benz O345 Conecto Mercedes O345 Conecto bus in Sofia.jpg
50 Mercedes-Benz O345 Conecto G Mercedes O345 Conecto G bus in Sofia.jpg
6 Mercedes-Benz O345S Mercedes O345 bus in Sofia.jpg
40 Mercedes-Benz O345G Mercedes O345G bus in Sofia.jpg
21 MAN SL232
30 MAN SG262 MAN SG 262.jpg
17 Mercedes-Benz O302T Mercedes O302T bus in Sofia.jpg
21 Mercedes-Benz O305 A Mercedes O305 bus in Sofia on line 64.jpg
11 Mercedes-Benz O305G Mercedes O305G bus in Sofia.jpg
9 Mercedes-Benz O305G Hueliez Mercedes O305G Hueliez bus in Sofia.jpg

KARAT S

Quantity Manufacturer Type Photo
79 Mercedes-Benz Conecto LF
7 Mercedes-Benz Conecto LF G

Eridantrans

Quantity Manufacturer Type Photo
2 Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
11 Mercedes-Benz O405
1 BMC Belde 220-17C
1 Den Oudsten B96
1 Tezeler Tezauto LF 280

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] - Bus, Trolleybus and tram routes in Sofia
  2. ^ a b History of the bus transport in Sofia