There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Târgovişte
  2. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
  3. Take the bus from Kotel to Stara Zagora

Cheapest option

Night train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express

$10 - $11

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 461
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora 465

$11 - $16

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Stara Zagora 179.9 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora is to night train which costs $10 - $11 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Stara Zagora is 225 km. The road distance is 287.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Stara Zagora. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Stara Zagora via Târgovişte and Kotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Stara Zagora. The journey takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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Bucharest to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Grup ATYC, arrive at Bezdead station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora.
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  • Distance: 140.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Stara Zagora, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Stara Zagora via Târgovişte, Kotel, and Kotel in around 7 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Stara Zagora via Ruse(BG), Ruse, and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 9 h 34 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kotel to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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