There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Stara Zagora by bus, night train, train, night bus 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  •  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, train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 463
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora 465

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse 1940
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora 9101

Night train  •  10 h 5 min

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

$10 - $11

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Stara Zagora 179.9 miles

$28 - $45

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.

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 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Stara Zagora is 225 km. The road distance is 288 km.

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

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

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

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.

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