How to travel from Sofia to Bucharest

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from Sofia to Bucharest

You can get from Sofia to Bucharest by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Sofia to Bucharest on May 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)6h30 06:00AMBucuresti, Autogara Militari
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11:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)6h30 06:00AMBucuresti, Autogara Militari
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201One-way

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Travel Information to Bucharest from Sofia

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$11 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $113 (€101) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Aegean Airlines

Travel 183 miles (295 km) by bus or flight from Sofia to Bucharest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Aegean Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sofia to Bucharest.

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FAQs

Travel between Sofia, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Bulgaria enter Romania?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bucharest from Sofia?

Conditions of entry into Romania:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bucharest, Romania?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Romania has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 5/23/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Sofia to Bucharest.

The restriction level for your return to Sofia, Bulgaria from Romania is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Sofia from Bucharest restricted?

Entry into Bulgaria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Sofia from Bucharest?

Conditions of reentry into Bulgaria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

You should observe these safety measures in Bulgaria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Bulgaria was last checked on 5/23/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Sofia from Bucharest closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 travel options from Sofia to Bucharest: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Bucharest is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Bucharest:

A bus is $102 (€91) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Sofia to Bucharest costing on average $113 (€101).

The fastest way from Sofia to Bucharest is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bucharest that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 30 min   of travel time.

The distance from Sofia to Bucharest is approximately 183 miles (295 km).

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Bucharest is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bucharest from Sofia as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Sofia to Bucharest:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) to Bucharest, Autogara Filaret.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Sofia to Bucharest depart from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Sofia to Bucharest:

  • You can take a bus from Sofia to Bucharest with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $11 (€10) with Flixbus from Sofia to Bucharest.
  • You can take a flight from Sofia to Bucharest with Aegean Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $113 (€101) with Aegean Airlines from Sofia to Bucharest.

Yes, there are direct services available from Sofia to Bucharest with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

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 between Sofia and Bucharest.

Many of our customers traveling from Sofia to Bucharest don't make Bucharest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bucharest are Budapest, London or Madrid, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bucharest to any of these top destinations today!

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:

  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€10) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $113 (€101) one way.

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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