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There are 8 ways to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki by night bus, bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Night bus, bus  •  10h

  1. Take the night bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station Silistra - Ruse - Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki

56€ - 78€

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Train, bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Haskovo - Thessaloniki / ...

18€ - 35€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou Haskovo - Thessaloniki / ...

19€ - 36€

Train  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Petrich Re
  3. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki Ic

23€ - 37€

Bus via Plovdiv  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
  2. Take the bus from Gabrovo to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Ruse to Thessaloníki 608.7 km

80€ - 120€

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  5h 32m

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

146€ - 273€

Shuttle to Varna, fly  •  10h 42m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ruse to Varna Airport
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Thessaloniki (SKG) VAR - SKG

156€ - 326€

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The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki is to train and bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki is to shuttle and fly which costs $160 - $310 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ruse station to Thessaloníki. However, there are services departing from Ruse Central Bus Station and arriving at Thessaloniki via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Ruse and Thessaloníki is 435 km. The road distance is 608.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 10h and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 10h to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki, including transfers.

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Ruse to Thessaloníki bus services, operated by Global Biomet, depart from Ruse Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki is to bus which takes 11h 30m and costs $21 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $26 - $45 and takes 14h 22m.

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

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Ruse to Thessaloníki bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Thessaloníki.
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  • Distance: 434.6 km
  • Duration: 10h

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

You can take a bus from Ruse to Thessaloníki via Sofia Central Bus Station in around 11h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ruse to Thessaloníki via Sofia, Petrich, and Rodopolis in around 14h 22m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 150€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Varna to Thessaloniki via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
9€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 13€
Train from Sofia to Petrich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
4€ - 5€
1st Class
5€ - 6€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Global Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Night bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 13€
Website
Global Biomet
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
OPT Gabrovo
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Gabrovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Ruse to Varna Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Book at
Atlas Taxi

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Yes, the driving distance between Ruse to Thessaloníki is 609 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Ruse to Thessaloníki.

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

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There are 1568+ hotels available in Thessaloníki. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 30m and costs $45 - $55.

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