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

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Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia

$15 - $18

2 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station

$16 - $23

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 - $19 and takes 11 h 4 min.

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

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The distance between Romania and Bulgaria is 381 km. The road distance is 387.6 km.

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The best way to get from Romania to Bulgaria without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $21 - $40.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Romania to Bulgaria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Romania to Bulgaria is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $21 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $19 and takes 11 h 4 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Romania to Bulgaria is 388 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Romania to Bulgaria.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Bulgaria. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Romania to Bulgaria.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

What companies run services between Romania and Bulgaria?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Bucharest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
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
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
biomet.bg

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