Bucharest to Sofia by train

Travel from Bucharest (Romania) to Sofia (Bulgaria) by train (297km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Bucharest in Romania to Sofia in Bulgaria, there are two rail connections crossing both the river Danube on large bridges.

Your travel route could be like that.

297 km

Your train tickets and reservations at the best price/fares. Scroll down, read the details and make use of the booking links.

How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Bucharest to Sofia, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Sofia - Bucharest / Bucharest - Burgas / Bucharest - Plovdiv / Bucharest - Varna / Arad - Sofia / Brașov - Sofia / Cluj-Napoca - Sofia / Constanța - Sofia / Sibiu - Sofia / Timișoara - Sofia

1 Bucharest (Romania) - Sofia (Bulgaria)

1a Travelling from Bucharest (Romania) to Sofia (Bulgaria)

To travel from Romania to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Romania. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Romania and Bulgaria, both cross the Danube on a large bridge: from Giurgiu to Ruse, where the train from Bucharest to Sofia runs and from Calafat to Vidin.

Where to buy a ticket from Bucharest to Sofia?

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

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train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
InterRegio (IR)

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române / BDZ Български държавни железници

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Sofia - Bucharest / Bucharest - Plovdiv / Bucharest - Burgas / Bucharest - Varna / Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo / Brașov - Plovdiv / Bucharest - Plovdiv / Cluj-Napoca - Sofia / Timișoara - Sofia / Brașov - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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