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Sofia to Bucharest by bus

The journey from Sofia to Bucharest by bus is 183.94 mi and takes 7 hr 36 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:00 PM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Sofia to Bucharest by bus for as little as $11.39 or as much as $323.24. The best price for this journey is $11.39.

Lowest Price$11.39
Journey Duration7 hr 36 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$11.39
Highest Price$323.24
First Departure9:00 PM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance183.94 mi
DepartureSofia
ArrivalBucharest
CarriersMaks Trans, DaytripMore

Sofia to Bucharest Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Sofia to Bucharest?

The cheapest bus tickets from Sofia to Bucharest cost $11.39. On average, you can expect to spend around $72.43 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Sofia to Bucharest.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Sofia to Bucharest. On average, though, you'll pay about $72.43 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Sofia to Bucharest by bus?

The journey between Sofia and Bucharest by bus is approximately 183.94 mi. It will take you more or less 7 hr 36 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Sofia and Bucharest runs for about 183.94 mi and usually takes approximately 7 hr 36 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 5 min. If you are trying to get from Sofia to Bucharest as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Sofia to Bucharest?

The first journey of the day departs from Sofia at 9:00 PM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:30 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sofia and Bucharest. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Sofia to Bucharest leaving at 9:00 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 11:30 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many times a day do departures from Sofia leave for Bucharest?

On average, there are 7 daily departures from Sofia to Bucharest. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 7 departures from Sofia which travel directly to Bucharest. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sofia to Bucharest. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Bucharest
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sofia to Bucharest.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sofia to Bucharest, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Sofia to Bucharest.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $15.92 to $23.92 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 33% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Bucharest

The cheapest Sofia - Bucharest bus tickets can be found for as low as $11.70 if you’re lucky, or $18.45 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $23.43.

Find the best day to travel to Bucharest by bus

When travelling to Bucharest by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus, TAROM and Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Bucharest
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Sofia to Bucharest CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
20.72kg
Bus
22.2kg
Flight
59.21kg
Car
47.36kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Sofia to Bucharest?
A bus ticket from Sofia to Bucharest is $72.43. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $11.39.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Sofia to Bucharest?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Sofia to Bucharest is $11.39. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Sofia and Bucharest by bus?
Sofia to Bucharest is 183.94 mi.
How long does the bus between Sofia and Bucharest take?
Sofia to Bucharest is on average 7 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Sofia to Bucharest?
The bus journey from Sofia to Bucharest is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Maks Trans, Daytrip, FlixBus, TAROM, Union Ivkoni International and Union Ivkoni.
How many bus connections per day go from Sofia to Bucharest?
Sofia to Bucharest has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Sofia to Bucharest leave?
The earliest bus from Sofia to Bucharest departs at 9:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Sofia to Bucharest depart?
The latest bus from Sofia to Bucharest departs at 11:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Sofia to Bucharest in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $11.39 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Sofia to Bucharest?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Sofia to go to Bucharest. You can go from Sofia Central Bus Station and Sofia Airport and you can arrive at Bukarest Autogara Rahova, Gara Bucureşti Nord, Bucharest Filaret Bus Station, București Autogara Militari, Henri Coandă International Airport and București Gara Basarab.
How many direct connections depart from Sofia to Bucharest?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Sofia to go to Bucharest.
What's the fastest journey time between Sofia to Bucharest by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Sofia and Bucharest is 1 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct bus from Sofia to Bucharest?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Sofia and Bucharest.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sofia to Bucharest by bus?
The bus journey from Sofia to Bucharest creates 22.2kg of CO2 emissions.

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