There are 6 ways to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$21 - $35

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Night train, train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia 461 / ...

$13 - $16

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia 980

$23 - $41

Train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ruse(BG)
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 461

$15 - $19

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia 243.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF

$52 - $243

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Sofia via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 49 min.

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The distance between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest and Sofia is 295 km. The road distance is 389.8 km.

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The best way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs .

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The bus from Bucharest to Sofia takes 7 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Bucharest station.

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ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, arrive at Sofia station.

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Map of how to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia via Bucuresti Nord Gara A, Ruse(BG), and Ruse in around 9 h 49 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Bucharest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia is 390 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia.

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Tarom offers flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport.

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