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There are 7 ways to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki by night bus, bus, train, bus and ferry, 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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Night bus, bus  •  10h 10m

  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 station Haskovo - Thessaloniki / ...

$25 - $33

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Train, bus  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station Haskovo - Thessaloniki / ...

$23 - $29

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  11h 10m

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

$24 - $35

Train  •  14h 8m

  1. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Petrich
  3. Take the train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki

$29 - $48

Bus Ilias Travel  •  14h 45m

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

$52 - $60

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Ruse to Thessaloniki 381.4 miles

$90 - $140

Bus, fly  •  6h 48m

  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 $22 - $30 and takes 12h 11m.

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

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

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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 night bus and bus which takes 10h 10m and costs $25 - $35.

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

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Ruse to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Global Biomet, arrive at Ruse Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki is to bus which takes 11h 10m and costs $23 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $28 - $50 and takes 14h 8m.

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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 Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 272.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Ruse to Thessaloniki via Sofia in around 11h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ruse to Thessaloniki via Sofia, Petrich, and Rodopolis in around 14h 8m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Petrich
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$7 - $10
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$12 - $15
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$16 - $18
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Global Biomet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Website
Arda Tur
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
$45 - $60
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
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $27
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Stara Zagora to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
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
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Ruse to Thessaloniki is 610 km. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from Ruse to Thessaloniki.

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

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There are 1052+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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