There are 5 ways to get from Ruse to Craiova by train, night train, bus or car

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

Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Giurgiu to Videle R
  2. Take the train from Videle to Craiova Ir / ...

$8 - $13

4 alternative options

Night train, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Ruse to Videle Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Videle to Craiova Ir / ...

$8 - $12

Bus Avtoekspres  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Piteşti
  2. Take the bus from Piteşti to Craiova

$14 - $15

Bus MementoBus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Giurgiu to Bucuresti
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Craiova

$15 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Craiova 135.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Craiova is to night train and train which costs $8 - $13 and takes 5 h 11 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Ruse to Craiova is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 22 min.

More details

The distance between Ruse and Craiova is 181 km. The road distance is 216.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Ruse to Craiova, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Ruse to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Ruse and arriving at Craiova via Piteşti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Ruse to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Giurgiu and arriving at Craiova via Videle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

More details

What companies run services between Ruse, Bulgaria and Craiova, Romania?

You can take a train from Ruse to Craiova via Videle in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ruse to Craiova via Piteşti in around 6 h 17 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Giurgiu to Videle
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Videle to Gara Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
softrans.autogari.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Orlan
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Ruse to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro
Astra S.A
Phone
+4-0248-63.63.02
Website
astrasa.autogari.ro
Bus from Piteşti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
astrasa.autogari.ro
Omerta Impex
Phone
+4-0723-274.620
Website
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Bus from Giurgiu to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Leon trans
Phone
+4-0722.341.429
Website
leontrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Giurgiu to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
leontrans.autogari.ro
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Giurgiu to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
mementobus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF, How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.