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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus ETAP Group  •  7 h 11 min

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

$16 - $22

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Ruse to Sofia 463

$15 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 41 min

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

$25 - $42

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sofia

$23 - $40

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

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

You can take a bus from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia via Bucharest and Ruse in around 7 h 11 min. Alternatively, Tarom flies from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia twice daily.

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
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Ruse to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
biomet.bg
FlixBus
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 daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia?

The distance between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest and Sofia is 295 km. The road distance is 390 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia?

The cheapest way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia is to night train and train which costs $14 - $17 and takes 9 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia?

The quickest way to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs $50 - $250.

Is there a direct train between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest and Sofia?

No, there is no direct train from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Gara Bucureşti Nord and arriving at Sofia via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

Is there a direct bus between ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest and Sofia?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Sofia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

How long does it take to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia?

It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest to Sofia, including transfers.