There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest to Shumen by bus, night 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  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Shumen

$9 - $29

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Kaspichan 9623 / ...

$9 - $10

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen 1940

$12 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Shumen 117.1 miles

$18 - $27

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

Avtoekspres operates a bus from Bucharest to Shumen twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 35 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 Kaspichan
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Shumen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $29
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bucharest to Shumen?

The distance between Bucharest and Shumen is 145 km. The road distance is 187 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Shumen is to night train and train which costs $8 - $11 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Shumen is to drive which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $18 - $27.

Is there a direct train between Bucharest and Shumen?

No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Shumen. However, there are services departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Shumen via Ruse and Kaspichan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Shumen?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Shumen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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

The bus from Bucharest to Shumen takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.