There are 6 ways to get from Ruse to Plovdiv by bus, train, night train 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

Bus Avtogari  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Razgrad 2101
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo

$17 - $26

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa 461
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad 465
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv 492

$9 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus ETAP Group  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$19 - $31

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Sevlievo
  2. Take the bus from Sevlievo to Plovdiv

Night train, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Ruse to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv 8632 / ...

$9 - $11

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Plovdiv 203.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv is to night train and train which costs $9 - $11 and takes 8 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ruse to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Ruse and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ruse to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Ruse and arriving at Plovdiv via Gorna Oryahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 min.

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The distance between Ruse and Plovdiv is 214 km. The road distance is 325.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 43 min and costs $16 - $26.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Ruse to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Ruse to Plovdiv bus services, operated by ETAP Group, depart from Ruse station.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between Ruse, Bulgaria and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Ruse to Plovdiv via Razgrad, Razgrad Municipality, Veliko Tarnovo, and Popovica in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ruse to Plovdiv via Gorna Oryahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad in around 8 h 39 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Ruse to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
razgrad.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Planinite Bus
Website
planinite.info
Bus from Ruse to Sevlievo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
planinite.info
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Sevlievo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg

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