There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Ruse by bus, night train, car, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Metro Plus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse

$29 - $65

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Bus Huntur Travel  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse

$12 - $17

5 alternative options

Night train  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Ruse Bosphor Express

$25 - $29

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ruse 400.4 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IST - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu

$58 - $172

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Varna, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the train from Beloslav to Ruse - Tovarna

$92 - $275

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SAW - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu

$65 - $208

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Ruse. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Ruse is 400 km. The road distance is 640.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ruse without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Istanbul to Ruse takes 12 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Istanbul to Ruse bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Istanbul to Ruse bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Ruse station.

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Ruse is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:45 AM in Istanbul and 8:45 AM in Ruse.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Ruse is 641 km. It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to drive from Istanbul to Ruse.

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Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Ruse.
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  • Distance: 249.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 30 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Ruse, Bulgaria?

Metro Plus operates a bus from Istanbul to Ruse once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Ruse
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Beloslav to Ruse - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Ruse
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ruse
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ruse
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Omerta Impex
Phone
+4-0723-274.620
Website
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Leon trans
Phone
+4-0722.341.429
Website
leontrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
leontrans.autogari.ro

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