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There are 6 ways to get from Romania to Sofia by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 56 min

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

$14 - $17

4 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  9 h 35 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

$15 - $22

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sofia 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF

$52 - $243

Bus, bus to Varna, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Constanta to Mangalia
  2. Take the bus from Mangalia to Varna
  3. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$48 - $154

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The cheapest way to get from Romania to Sofia is to train which costs $14 - $18 and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romania to Sofia is to fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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

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The best way to get from Romania to Sofia 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 Sofia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Romania to Sofia is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $21 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $18 and takes 10 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $50 - $250 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Tarom offers flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 1242+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Romania to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 238.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

What companies run services between Romania and Sofia, 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.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

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