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There are 10 ways to get from Utrecht to Ruse by train, plane, shuttle, bus or car

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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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) AMS - OTP
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$90 - $212

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) EIN - OTP
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$78 - $190

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CGN - OTP
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$109 - $278

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Sofia, shuttle  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sofia (SOF) AMS - SOF
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Sofia Airport to Ruse

$220 - $322

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BRU - OTP
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse

$162 - $421

Bus via Brussels  •  32h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Bruxelles, Nord 400 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from București to Ruse

Train  •  33h 24m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the train from Videle to Ruse 461

$232 - $405

Train, bus  •  44h 31m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach to Bucuresti
  3. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Ruse

$117 - $174

Bus  •  44h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Bucuresti 522
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti - Autogara Rahova to Ruse

$122 - $171

Drive  •  21h 54m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Ruse 2245.3 km

$340 - $500

Netherlands → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Netherlands

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Show More. Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, Belarus, Turkey, Ukraine and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

Conditions of entry to Bulgaria

Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
Show More. This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Serbia unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival

Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ruse is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ruse is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ruse is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Oct 2020
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Ruse is to train and fly and shuttle which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 9h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Ruse is to train and fly and shuttle which costs 75€ - 190€ and takes 7h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Utrecht to Ruse. However, there are services departing from Utrecht and arriving at Ruse via Bucuresti - Autogara Rahova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Ruse. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Ruse via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti and Videle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 24m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Ruse is 1792 km. The road distance is 2245.3 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Ruse without a car is to bus via Brussels which takes 32h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Utrecht to Ruse, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Ruse bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Ruse train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Ruse is to bus via Brussels which takes 32h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 350€ and takes 33h 24m.

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  • Distance: 1791.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Ruse, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Utrecht to Ruse via Bruxelles, Nord, Brussels-North Station, Bucharest, Gara de Nord, Piata Unirii, and București in around 32h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Utrecht to Ruse via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, and Videle in around 33h 24m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Iasi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sofia via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$17 - $22
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$20 - $28
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$30 - $45
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
Thalys
Standard
$50 - $75
Comfort
$65 - $90
Premium
$75 - $110
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$19 - $25
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Videle to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $3
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Sofia Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Book at
Atlas Taxi
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Utrecht to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Utrecht to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
41h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
25h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Brianna Tour
Orlan
Phone
+420-774.074.706
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti - Autogara Rahova to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro

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Utrecht to Ruse bus services, operated by Orlan, arrive at Ruse station.

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Ruse is 1h ahead of Utrecht. It is currently 9:30 AM in Utrecht and 10:30 AM in Ruse.

Utrecht to Ruse train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Ruse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Ruse is 2245 km. It takes approximately 21h 54m to drive from Utrecht to Ruse.

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