There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria by bus, train or car

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  •  7 h 7 min

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

$14 - $21

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 3 min

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

$18 - $29

Bus  •  9 h 38 min

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

$15 - $31

Train  •  9 h 53 min

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

$16 - $20

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$22 - $34

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sofia 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria is to train which costs $15 - $20 and takes 9 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Bulgaria is 209 km. The road distance is 387.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Bulgaria station. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Bulgaria is 388 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Bucharest to Bulgaria.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 130.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sofia via Ruse in around 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Sofia via Ruse(BG), Ruse, Sofia, and Central Station in around 9 h 53 min.

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
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
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
FlixBus
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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

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