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There are 4 ways to get from Sofia to Ruse by bus, train or car

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Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h

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

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse(BG) 462 / ...

$10 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6 h 6 min

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

$13 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Ruse 196.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Ruse is to train which costs $10 - $12 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station 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(BG). Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Ruse is 250 km. The road distance is 314.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Ruse without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $11 - $17.

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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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Sofia to Ruse bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Sofia - Central Bus Station.

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Sofia to Ruse train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Ruse is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $11 - $17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $10 - $12 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Ruse.
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  • Distance: 156.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Ruse 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Bŭlgarene
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Bulgarene
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bulgarene to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
biomet.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Bulgarene
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Bulgarene to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org

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Sofia to Ruse bus services, operated by ETAP Group, arrive at Ruse station.

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Sofia to Ruse train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Ruse(BG) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Ruse is 314 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Sofia to Ruse.

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