There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Ruse 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  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse 0800

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse - Tovarna 462

$10 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus VisitSvishtov  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Svishtov
  2. Take the bus from Svishtov to Ruse

$14 - $20

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Ruse 196.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR
  2. Take the train from Beloslav to Ruse - Tovarna

$31 - $125

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Ruse is to train which costs $10 - $12 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Ruse is to drive which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The distance between Sofia and Ruse is 250 km. The road distance is 314 km.

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The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse takes 5 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Ruse. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Ruse - Tovarna. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Ruse, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Ruse every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 5 h. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Ruse once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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 - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Beloslav to Ruse - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
VisitSvishtov
Phone
(+359 631) 60 371
Email
info@visitsvishtov.com
Website
visitsvishtov.com
Bus from Sofia to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
visitsvishtov.com
Bus from Svishtov to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
visitsvishtov.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Svishtov to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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