There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Bucharest by bus, train, 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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Bus ETAP Group  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$13 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 980

$24 - $38

Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$15 - $19

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bucharest 242.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$52 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Bucharest is to train which costs $14 - $19 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $50 - $250.

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The distance between Sofia and Bucharest is 296 km. The road distance is 387 km.

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret takes 7 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Bucharest - Gară Filaret. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Ruse(BG). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Bucharest twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Bucharest via Ruse and Ruse(BG) in around 9 h 55 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 Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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