How to travel from Sofia to Ruse

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from Sofia to Ruse

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

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To get from Sofia to Ruse on Aug 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)5h00 03:30PMRuse
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10:30AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)5h00 03:30PMRuse
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08:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)5h00 01:00PMRuse
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04:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)5h00 09:00PMRuse
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06:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)5h00 11:30PMRuse
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Travel Information to Ruse from Sofia

distanceDistance155 miles (250 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $267
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 6 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $267 (€248) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni National or Malta Air

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 155 miles (250 km) between Sofia and Ruse. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni National or Malta Air among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Sofia to Ruse.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Ruse

Travel to Ruse easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sofia to Ruse.

There are 4 ways to travel from Sofia to Ruse including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

Taking a train is usually $4 (€3) less than taking a bus to Ruse, which costs on average $14 (€13) for the same trip.

A train is $257 (€238) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Sofia to Ruse costing on average $267 (€248).

The fastest way to get to Ruse from Sofia is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Ruse can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 12 min.

The Sofia to Ruse distance is around 155 miles (250 km).

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Ruse is:

  • Around 5 buses per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Ruse from Sofia as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 Ruse:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) and arrive in Ruse, Avtogara (Русе, Автогара).

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sofia to Ruse, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Union Ivkoni National can get you to Ruse by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Union Ivkoni National from Sofia to Ruse for $14 (€13) on Omio.
  • Malta Air can get you to Ruse by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Malta Air from Sofia to Ruse for $267 (€248) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 5 direct buses per day with Infobus, Union Ivkoni National, Union Ivkoni International or Group Plus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ruse 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 Ruse.

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

Before traveling from Sofia to Ruse, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $14 (€13) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $267 (€248) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $11 (€10) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Sofia to Ruse 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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