There are 4 ways to get from Pleven to Bucharest by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pleven to Ruse 0800
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Pleven to Ruse 462 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$10 - $14

Night bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$14 - $22

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Pleven to Bucharest 139.1 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Pleven to Bucharest is to bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pleven to Bucharest is to drive which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $22 - $35.

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The distance between Pleven and Bucharest is 164 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Pleven to Bucharest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pleven to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Pleven and arriving at Bucharest via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pleven to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Pleven and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Ruse(BG). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Pleven, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a bus from Pleven to Bucharest via Ruse in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pleven to Bucharest via Ruse and Ruse(BG) in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
FlixBus
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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