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.

Recommended option

Bus Metro Plus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse

$29 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse

$14 - $20

5 alternative options

Night train  •  17 h 17 min

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

$27 - $31

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ruse 400.4 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  6 h 36 min

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

$59 - $172

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$67 - $208

Fly Istanbul to Varna, train  •  9 h 31 min

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

$90 - $273

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ruse is to bus which costs 65 ₺ - 95 ₺ and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Ruse is to fly and bus which costs 280 ₺ - 850 ₺ and takes 6 h 36 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 bus from Istanbul to Ruse takes 12 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Istanbul to Ruse once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul 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 25 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sindel - Razpredelitel to Ruse - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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 - $70
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
$14 - $19
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ruse
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro

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