There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Bansko by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Ruse  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$20 - $30

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad 361

$19 - $27

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$23 - $37

Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$20 - $39

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Razlog

$27 - $43

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Bansko 341 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$59 - $254

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kavala (KVA) OTP - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Bansko

$111 - $356

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$66 - $164

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bansko is to train which costs $18 - $27 and takes 14 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Bansko is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Bansko is 358 km. The road distance is 545.6 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to get from Bucharest to Bansko, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Bansko via Ruse and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 22 min.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 223.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 22 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bansko, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Bansko via Ruse, Sofia - Central Bus Station, and Sofia in around 10 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Bansko via Ruse(BG), Ruse, Sofia, and Blagoevgrad in around 14 h 16 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Razlog
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Razlog
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Kavala to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Kavala to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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