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Recommended option

Bus via Ruse  •  7 h 7 min

$16 - $22

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Bosphor Express
  2. 463

$14 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

$14 - $35

Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. 980
  2. 463 / ...

$19 - $30

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. OTP - SOF

$52 - $243

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Sofia is 296 km. The road distance is 388 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Sofia is to night train and train which costs $13 - $16 and takes 9 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $50 - $250.

No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Sofia via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest - Gară Filaret and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Bucharest to Sofia, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sofia via Ruse in around 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, Tarom flies from Bucharest to Sofia twice daily.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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 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
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
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
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 - $18
Schedules at
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
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
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

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