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There are 4 ways to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest by bus, train, car, subway or plane

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$13 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$15 - $18

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bucharest 242.1 miles

$35 - $60

Line 1 subway, fly  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Sofia Serdika to Sofia Mladost 1
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$53 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest is to train which costs $14 - $18 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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

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The distance between Bulgaria and Bucharest is 209 km. The road distance is 387.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs $13 - $35.

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret takes 7 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Bulgaria to Bucharest bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest is to bus which takes 7 h and costs $13 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $18 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Bulgaria to Bucharest bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Bucharest - Gară Filaret station.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 130.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Bucharest twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to Bucharest is 387 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Bulgaria to Bucharest.

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Tarom offers flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1972+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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