There are 7 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Ruse by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Avtogari  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Ruse

$23 - $33

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Bus, train  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462

$22 - $28

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Bus, train via Blagoevgrad  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462

$68 - $89

Bus Ilias Travel  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse

$53 - $62

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Ruse 381.2 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKG - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu

$59 - $153

Fly to Varna, train  •  11 h 42 min

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

$143 - $506

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Ruse. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki Monastiriou and arriving at Ruse via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Ruse is 436 km. The road distance is 609.9 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Ruse without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 42 min to get from Thessaloniki to Ruse, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Ruse bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Thessaloniki to Ruse bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Ruse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Ruse is 610 km. It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Ruse.

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Tarom, Ryanair, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Ruse. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Ruse.
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  • Distance: 272.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 42 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Ruse, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Ruse via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof and Sofia in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Thessaloniki to Varna via Istanbul Ataturk, Constanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
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 Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Beloslav to Ruse - Tovarna
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44 - $47
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Nelmatour
Phone
+4-0743-337.546
Website
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
nelmatour.autogari.ro
Omerta Impex
Phone
+4-0723-274.620
Website
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
omertaimpex.autogari.ro
Leon trans
Phone
+4-0722.341.429
Website
leontrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Giurgiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
leontrans.autogari.ro

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs .

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