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

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Pleven to Ruse 9647 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$9 - $11

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  4 h 17 min

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

$14 - $23

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 train and night train which costs $9 - $11 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Pleven to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Pleven and arriving at București via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 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 Gara Bucureşti Nord via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Pleven and Bucharest is 164 km. The road distance is 222.6 km.

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The best way to get from Pleven to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Pleven to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Pleven to Bucharest bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Pleven station.

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Pleven to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Pleven station.

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Pleven to Bucharest bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., arrive at București station.

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Map of how to get from Pleven to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 102.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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 45 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
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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
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to București
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
FlixBus

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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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Pleven to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Gara Bucureşti Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pleven to Bucharest is 223 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Pleven to Bucharest.

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