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Sofia - Ruse Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Ruse. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Ruse usually takes around 5 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Group Plus Ltd bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$13.77
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Ruse?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sofia to Ruse that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Union Ivkoni usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Group Plus Ltd14h 45m$14.14
Union Ivkoni85h 12m$14.10
  • Group Plus Ltd

    Group Plus Ltd

    Book Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Rousse from $14. Typically there is one Group Plus Ltd schedule per day from Sofia to Ruse and you can expect on average to pay for a Group Plus Ltd ticket to Rousse. In Sofia, Group Plus Ltd departs to Rousse from Central Bus Station . In Rousse, Group Plus Ltd arrives at bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 156 .

    An average trip on Group Plus Ltd from Sofia to Rousse takes 4 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Group Plus Ltd offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Rousse.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 8 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Rousse, and the trip usually takes 5 hours and 12 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Rousse during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Sofia to Rousse?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 155 miles from Sofia to Ruse. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Ruse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Ruse are there per day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Sofia to Ruse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Sofia

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The Bulgarian capital of Sofia lies in the Sofia Valley at the foot of Vitosha mountain. Known for its vast history stretching over seven millennia, Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities, making for a metropolis where long-standing traditions meet modern entertainment.

Sofia's most iconic and popular tourist destination is the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Completed in 1912 and built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War, the cathedral's crypt is open to visitors and has a vast collection of religious icons.

Because of Sofia's fascinatingly long history, it is no surprise that the city is filled with various historic sites and era-defining buildings. The Rotunda Church of St. George is one such place and is said to be the oldest building in Sofia. This ruin dates back to the 4th century, and the fact alone that it has remained mostly unscathed since then is reason enough to visit.

Sofia has also developed a vibrant contemporary scene, with many festivals and events taking place annually, including the internationally prominent Sofia Independent Film Festival and the GuitArt Festival.

Sofia can be easily reached by air via its conveniently located international airport, as well as by rail from various cities in nearby countries, including Istanbul, Belgrade and Bucharest. Various international and national bus services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Sofia.

All bus stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Ruse?

Main arrival station: bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 156

All buses from Sofia arrive at one main station in Rousse.

All bus stations in Ruse:

  • bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 156

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