You can get from Sofia to Bucharest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Sofia to Bucharest on Mar 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$14 - $106|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $106 (€94) • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Union Ivkoni International|
Travel 183 miles (295 km) by bus, flight or train from Sofia to Bucharest. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sofia to Bucharest.
International travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to Bucharest, Romania is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Romania is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Romania must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 2/21/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip from Sofia to Bucharest.
The current restriction level for returning to Sofia, Bulgaria from Romania is: Unrestricted.
Reentering Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
All travelers returning to Bulgaria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Sofia from Bucharest here.
There are 3 ways that you can travel from Sofia to Bucharest. You can take a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Bucharest from Sofia is by taking a train with an average price of $14 (€12).
This is compared to other travel options to Bucharest:
Taking a train is about $16 (€15) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $30 (€27) for this journey.
Taking a train is usually $93 (€82) less than taking a flight to Bucharest, which costs on average $106 (€94) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Bucharest from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.
Other travel options to Bucharest can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Bucharest by bus can take on average 8 h 30 min.
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 0 h 0 min.
The distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km) from Sofia to Bucharest.
The average frequency per day from Sofia to Bucharest is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Sofia and Bucharest as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Sofia to Bucharest:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Sofia to Bucharest with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bucharest as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Bucharest from Sofia.
Before traveling from Sofia to Bucharest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Sofia to Bucharest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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