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

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h

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

$11 - $17

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$10 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6 h 7 min

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

$13 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Sofia 196.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Varna, fly  •  6 h 18 min

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

$32 - $126

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF

$55 - $241

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ruse and arriving at Sofia - Central Bus Station station. Services depart every three hours, 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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The distance between Ruse and Sofia is 250 km. The road distance is 314.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs .

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

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

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Ruse to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Ruse station.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Sofia is to bus which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Ruse to Sofia bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 156.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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 - $16 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
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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Bulgarene
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bulgarene to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
$13 - $17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Bulgarene
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Bulgarene to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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Ruse to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ruse to Sofia is 314 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Ruse to Sofia.

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Wizz Air and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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