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

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 27 min

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

$23 - $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 - $16

5 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 11 min

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

$16 - $19

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest

$21 - $35

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  •  6 h 24 min

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

$52 - $160

Questions & Answers

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Sofia to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 27 min and costs .

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Sofia to Romania is to bus which takes 7 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 36 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Romania is 387 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Sofia to Romania.

Get driving directions

Tarom offers flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

Search flights

There are 24+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from Sofia to Romania.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 238.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Romania?

FlixBus operates a bus from Sofia to Bucharest twice a week. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sofia to Bucharest via Ruse, Ruse(BG), Bucuresti Nord Gara A, and Gara de Nord in around 10 h 11 min.

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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
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
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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 a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

Want to know more about travelling around Romania

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.