There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Romania by bus, train, night train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 27 min

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

$24 - $38

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$15 - $17

5 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest

$22 - $35

Train, night bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 2601 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$20 - $29

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Bucharest 242.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 36 min

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

$53 - $244

Fly to Varna, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Mangalia
  3. Take the bus from Mangalia to Constanta

$48 - $155

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Romania is to train and night train which costs $14 - $17 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Romania is to fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Romania is 381 km. The road distance is 387.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Sofia to Romania, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Romania?

FlixBus operates a bus from Sofia to Bucharest twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Tarom flies from Sofia to Sector 2 twice daily.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
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
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Varna to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Constanta
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Constanta
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Constanta
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro

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