There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Sandanski by bus, train, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  10 h 30 min

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

$28 - $45

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  15 h

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Strumjani

$19 - $25

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Bus, train  •  12 h 25 min

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

$25 - $41

Night train, train, bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Sandanski

$20 - $27

Bus ETAP Group  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Dolna Dikanya to Sandanski

$21 - $43

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sandanski 345.6 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 25 min

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

$109 - $225

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 11 min

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

$59 - $256

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kavala (KVA) OTP - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Serres
  3. Take the bus from Serres to Sandanski

$121 - $363

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Sandanski is to night train and train which costs $18 - $25 and takes 15 h.

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

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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 Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Sandanski is 393 km. The road distance is 552.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Sandanski without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $28 - $50.

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Bucharest to Sandanski, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Sandanski is 553 km. It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to drive from Bucharest to Sandanski.

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  • Distance: 245.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sandanski via Sofia in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kavala via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Strumjani
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
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
Bus from Dolna Dikanya to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
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
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Serres
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Serres to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Tarom, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Sandanski. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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