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There are 5 ways to get from Bulgaria to Romania by bus, train, car, subway or plane

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Bus ETAP Group  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse 0800
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 59 min

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

$16 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest

$22 - $37

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bucharest 242.1 miles

$35 - $60

Line 1 subway, fly  •  5 h

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

$54 - $245

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to Romania is to train which costs $15 - $19 and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to Romania is to line 1 subway and fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between Bulgaria and Romania is 381 km. The road distance is 387.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Bulgaria to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to Romania is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $19 and takes 10 h 59 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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Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to Romania is 387 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Bulgaria to Romania.

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Tarom offers flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to Romania.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

What companies run services between Bulgaria and Romania?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Bucharest via Ruse, Bucharest, and Basarab in around 8 h 19 min. 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 Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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