There are 7 ways to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 5 min

  1. SOF - OTP

$50 - $240

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Pleven  •  10 h 30 min

  1. 462

$15 - $22

5 alternative options

Bus via Pleven  •  9 h 52 min

$17 - $27

Train, bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. 462 / ...

$15 - $19

Train, night train  •  13 h 34 min

  1. 462 / ...
  2. Bosphor Express

$19 - $25

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  15 h 57 min

$28 - $45

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. 250.1 miles

$40 - $60

What companies run services between Sofia Airport (SOF), Bulgaria and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP), Romania?

Tarom flies from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) via Sofia Iskarsko Shose, Iskarsko Shose, Sofia, Pleven, and Ruse in around 9 h 52 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Pleven to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ELIT 97
Phone
064/84 54 52
Email
elit97@abv.bg
Website
elit97.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
elit97.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia Airport (SOF) and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 300 km. The road distance is 400 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to train and bus which costs $14 - $19 and takes 11 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which takes 1 h 5 min and costs $50 - $240.

It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP), including transfers and time at the airport.