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

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Bus ETAP Group  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$23 - $34

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Train, bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$22 - $29

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Train  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Petrich
  3. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki

$29 - $40

Bus Ilias Travel  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora 9101
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Thessaloniki

$55 - $63

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Thessaloniki 381.4 miles

$90 - $140

Bus, fly  •  6 h 48 min

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

$57 - $138

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The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki is to train and bus which costs $21 - $29 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki is to bus and fly which costs $55 - $140 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ruse to Thessaloniki. However, there are services departing from Ruse and arriving at Thessaloniki Monastiriou via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ruse and Thessaloniki is 436 km. The road distance is 610.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs $23 - $35.

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It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs $23 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $28 - $40 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Ruse to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 272.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 30 min

What companies run services between Ruse, Bulgaria and Thessaloniki, Greece?

You can take a bus from Ruse to Thessaloniki via Sofia - Central Bus Station and Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof in around 11 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ruse to Thessaloniki via Sofia, Petrich, and Rodopolis in around 14 h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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 Sofia to Petrich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $9
First Class
$8 - $10
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
$12 - $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
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 Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44 - $47
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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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Yes, the driving distance between Ruse to Thessaloniki is 610 km. It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to drive from Ruse to Thessaloniki.

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Tarom, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 889+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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