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Schedule of the busses to and from the Rila monastery

  • Sofia – Rila monastery: 10.20 bus station “Ovcha Kupel”
  • Blagoevgrad – Rila monastery: 07.00; 12.00; 15.00 bus station Blagoevgrad
  • Rila monastery – Blagoevgrad: 08.10; 17.00
  • Rila monastery – Dupnitsa: 09.00; 17.00
  • Rila monastery – Sofia: 15.00

The above mentioned bus lines run every day. Tickets for departure from the monastery can be obtained from the bus driver. Both the arriving and the departing busses park at the central monastery gate.

The ones who travel to the monastery via the newly-opened highway “Struma” should follow the directions to the town of “Кочериново” (Kocherinovo) as the same way out of the highway leads to the Holy Monastery of Rila.