There are 5 ways to get from Ruse to Sofia by bus, 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.

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h

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

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$10 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus VisitSvishtov  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Svishtov
  2. Take the bus from Svishtov to Sofia

$14 - $20

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Sofia 196.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse - Tovarna to Beloslav
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF

$32 - $126

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The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Sofia is to train which costs $10 - $12 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ruse to Sofia is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Ruse and Sofia is 250 km. The road distance is 314.4 km.

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The bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station takes 5 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ruse and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ruse and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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

ETAP Group operates a bus from Ruse to Sofia every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 5 h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Ruse to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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 Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse - Tovarna to Beloslav
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
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
Bus from Svishtov to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Svishtov to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
online.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
VisitSvishtov
Phone
(+359 631) 60 371
Email
info@visitsvishtov.com
Website
visitsvishtov.com
Bus from Ruse to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
visitsvishtov.com
Bus from Svishtov to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
visitsvishtov.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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