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There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria by bus, train or car

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus ETAP Group  •  9 h 38 min

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

$15 - $32

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$16 - $18

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 - $18 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs $21 - $35.

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The bus from Bucharest to Sofia takes 7 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bulgaria is to bus which takes 7 h and costs $21 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $18 and takes 9 h 53 min.

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Bucharest to Bulgaria bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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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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  • Distance: 130.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bulgaria?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Bucharest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
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etapgroup.com

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