There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Borovets by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  9 h 45 min

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

$25 - $39

Cheapest option

Night train, train, bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Samokov

$17 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 40 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 Samokov

$22 - $35

Bus ETAP Group  •  12 h 15 min

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

$17 - $36

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Borovets 294.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, bus  •  8 h 26 min

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

$56 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Borovets is to night train and train and bus which costs $16 - $21 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Borovets is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Borovets. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Borovets via Sofia and Samokov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Borovets is 314 km. The road distance is 471.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Borovets without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 45 min and costs $25 - $40.

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It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to get from Bucharest to Borovets, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Borovets bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Bucharest station.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Bucharest to Borovets bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Samokov station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Borovets is 472 km. It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to drive from Bucharest to Borovets.

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  • Distance: 196.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Borovets, Sofia, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Borovets via Sofia and Samokov in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
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
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
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
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
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Samokov
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ETAP Group
Website
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
Samokov Bus
Website
samokov-info.com
Bus from Samokov to Borovets
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
samokov-info.com

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