There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria by bus, night train, 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 14 min

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

$17 - $23

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$16 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 37 min

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

$16 - $34

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia 980

$25 - $42

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sofia 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sofia via Ruse, Sofia, and Central Station in around 7 h 14 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
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 - $5
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $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
$12 - $19
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
$12 - $18
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
$18
Schedules at
biomet.bg
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bucharest to Bulgaria?

The distance between Bucharest and Bulgaria is 209 km. The road distance is 388 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria?

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria is to night train and train which costs $15 - $18 and takes 9 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria?

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

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria?

It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria, including transfers.