There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Sandanski by bus, train, car, plane or bus and ferry

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 ETAP Group  •  10 h 37 min

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

$20 - $32

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Ruse
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Sandanski

$19 - $27

6 alternative options

Bus EAAA  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the bus from Pleven to Sandanski

$31 - $47

Train  •  15 h 14 min

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

$21 - $28

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  17 h 8 min

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

$29 - $45

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sandanski 345.6 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus and ferry  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski

$61 - $156

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 16 min

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

$59 - $256

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Sandanski is to train which costs $20 - $28 and takes 15 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Sandanski is to drive which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $55 - $80.

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The distance between Bucharest and Sandanski is 393 km. The road distance is 553 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 37 min to get from Bucharest to Sandanski, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Sandanski. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Sandanski via Ruse and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sandanski via Ruse, Sofia - Central Bus Station, and Sofia in around 10 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Sandanski via Ruse(BG), Ruse, Sofia, Strumjani, and Strumyani in around 15 h 14 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Strumjani
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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
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 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
online.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
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
trans5.bg
FlixBus
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Pleven to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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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