There are 6 ways to get from Plovdiv to Ruse by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse

$14 - $24

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Train, night train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 8631 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Ruse Bosphor Express

$9 - $11

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Bus Avtogari  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Razgrad Municipality
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad to Ruse 2301

$16 - $25

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sevlievo
  2. Take the bus from Sevlievo to Ruse

Train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad 493
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Gorna Oryahovitsa 464
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse - Tovarna 462

$9 - $11

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Ruse 203 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Ruse is to train and night train which costs $8 - $12 and takes 10 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Ruse is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Ruse. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Ruse via Stara Zagora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Ruse. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Ruse - Tovarna via Dimitrovgrad and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 38 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Ruse is 214 km. The road distance is 324.9 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Ruse without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $14 - $24.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Plovdiv to Ruse, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Ruse bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Ruse train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Ruse is to bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $14 - $24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $12 and takes 9 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Ruse.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Ruse, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Ruse via Stara Zagora in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Ruse via Dimitrovgrad and Gorna Oryahovitsa in around 9 h 38 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
valeross.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Razgrad to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Razgrad Municipality
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Razgrad to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Razgrad to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Razgrad to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
razgrad.bg
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Sevlievo
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Planinite Bus
Website
planinite.info
Bus from Sevlievo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
planinite.info

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Plovdiv to Ruse bus services, operated by Municipality of Stara Zagora, arrive at Ruse station.

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Plovdiv to Ruse train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Ruse - Tovarna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Ruse is 325 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Plovdiv to Ruse.

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