There are 4 ways to get from Bulgaria to Bucharest by bus, train, night bus, 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, night bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 2601 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$20 - $31

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 and night bus which costs $19 - $35 and takes 8 h 58 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. 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 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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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 1889+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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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.

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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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