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

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Gabrovo

$21 - $25

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Train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Ruse 1095
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Tsareva Livada Re

$8 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus via Gabrovo  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Gabrovo

$20 - $23

Bus #2  •  6h 44m

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

$15 - $20

Night train, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Gabrovo

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Gabrovo 224.3 km

$22 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Gabrovo is to bus which costs $15 - $21 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Gabrovo is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Gabrovo. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Gabrovo via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Gabrovo. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord and arriving at Gabrovo via Ruse and Tsareva Livada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 37m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Gabrovo is 184 km. The road distance is 224.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Gabrovo without a car is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs $21 - $26.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Bucharest to Gabrovo, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Gabrovo bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Gabrovo train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Gabrovo is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs $21 - $26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $20 and takes 8h 37m.

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  • Distance: 184 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Gabrovo via Ruse in around 6h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Gabrovo via Ruse and Tsareva Livada in around 8h 37m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Tsareva Livada
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $10
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kazanlak Municipality Transport
Phone
0878 64 30 15
Email
info@kazanlak-bg.info
Website
kazanlak-bg.info
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kazanlak-bg.info
OPT Gabrovo
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Razgrad Municipality Bus

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Bucharest to Gabrovo bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Gabrovo station.

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Bucharest to Gabrovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Tsareva Livada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Gabrovo is 224 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Bucharest to Gabrovo.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Gabrovo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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