There are 4 ways to get from Romania to Bulgaria by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the bus from Pleven to Sofia

$19 - $32

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$15 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$22 - $36

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sofia 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Romania to Bulgaria is to train which costs $15 - $21 and takes 11 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romania to Bulgaria is to drive which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $35 - $60.

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The distance between Romania and Bulgaria is 381 km. The road distance is 388 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Romania to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Romania and Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Sofia via Păcii, Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari, and Pleven in around 8 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Sofia via Gara de Nord, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse(BG), Ruse, Sofia, and Central Station in around 11 h 4 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Pleven to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ELIT 97
Phone
064/84 54 52
Email
elit97@abv.bg
Website
elit97.com
Bus from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
elit97.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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