There are 7 ways to get from Romania to Sofia by bus, train, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$23 - $36

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$14 - $17

5 alternative options

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

$20 - $33

Bus, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Pleven 980
  2. Take the train from Pleven to Sofia 461 / ...

$19 - $30

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Sofia 242.3 miles

$35 - $60

Bus to Varna, fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$55 - $159

Fly from Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 56 min

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

$53 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Romania to Sofia is to night train and train which costs $13 - $17 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 $22 - $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 $22 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $50 - $250 and takes 4 h 56 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 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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  • 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 $22 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, Tarom flies from Sector 2 to Sofia twice daily.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pleven to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
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
$6 - $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
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Constanta to Varna
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

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