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There are 4 ways to get from Varna to Bucharest by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Varna to București

$30 - $34

Cheapest option

Train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Varna to Ruse - Tovarna Re
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A IR-N: Ruse - Bucureşti Nord Gr.A

$10 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Varna to Bucharest 267.1 km

$26 - $40

Shuttle  •  3h 42m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Varna to Bucharest

$130 - $160

Varna to Bucharest by bus

The bus journey time between Varna and Bucharest is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 270 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd. and Orlan S.R.O, the Varna to Bucharest bus service departs from Varna and arrives in București. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 7m
Fastest bus time:
4h 45m
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:30
Last bus departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varna to Bucharest bus schedules

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International entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Timor-Leste, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Bulgaria.

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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 Bucharest is 800 800 358.

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

The social distance requirement in Bucharest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varna to Bucharest is to train which costs $9 - $23 and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Bucharest is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at București. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varna to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Varna and arriving at Bucureşti Nord Gr.A via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Varna and Bucharest is 198 km. The road distance is 267.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs $30 - $34.

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The bus from Varna to București takes 4h 45m including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Varna to Bucharest bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from Varna station.

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Varna to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Varna station.

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The best way to get from Varna to Bucharest is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs $30 - $34. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $23 and takes 7h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 198.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Varna, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

PEGASUS GROUP Ltd. operates a bus from Varna to București twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $34 and the journey takes 4h 45m. Orlan S.R.O also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Varna to Bucharest via Ruse - Tovarna and Ruse in around 7h 36m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Varna to București
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $34
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Varna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Varna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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Varna to Bucharest bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., arrive at București station.

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Varna to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucureşti Nord Gr.A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Bucharest is 267 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Varna to Bucharest.

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