Bucharest to Sofia by Bus

Old Feb 24th, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Bucharest to Sofia by Bus

Hi,

I want to go from Bucharest to Sofia by bus in April 2016. Can anyone tell me how to do this please? Do I need to buy tickets in advance? And how?

thanks!
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 07:07 AM
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Have you thought about the train instead?

http://seat61.com/international-trai...arest_to_Sofia
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 01:17 PM
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Hi thanks. We considered the option, but the train takes 2 hrs longer, and that means 2 hours less in Bucharest.
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 01:24 PM
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well, if you know that the train takes 2 hours longer than the bus, you must have access to a timetable. and if you have a timetable, you will have a website.

so if you would like someone here to help you, you could post the link to the bus company's website.

I doubt if anyone here has ever taken that bus, and not many will have been to Bucharest or Sofia [I have and it's lovely].

you need to help us to help you.
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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I rarely if ever take a bus if a train exists.

(And I prefer Sofia to Bucharest.)
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 01:46 PM
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thursdaysd - you are of course the exception that proves the rule.
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Old Feb 25th, 2016, 05:49 AM
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nope I just saw several forums stating that, I didn't see any time table. Thats why I'm posting. I need someone who did the trip to tell me how it's done
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Old Feb 25th, 2016, 07:19 AM
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If I were going to do it by bus, which I wouldn't unless I wanted to stop off somewhere the bus went and the train didn't, I'd look for copies of the relevant Lonely Planet and/or Rough Guide guide books. They usually list bus companies. Otherwise I'd just wait until I got to Bucharest. If the bus didn't work out, you could always take the train.
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Rome2Rio.com is your friend

It shows timetables, and refers you to the relevant websites.Buses are substantially faster than trains on this route - which seem to operate as if the Iron Curtain still exists, and was halfway between the two cities.

But I don't think there's a direct bus any more. You need to change at the border (and there's just one bus a day), and I don't think they've yet caught on at that border that they're both in the EU.
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Old Feb 25th, 2016, 09:03 AM
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nope I just saw several forums stating that, I didn't see any time table. Thats why I'm posting. I need someone who did the trip to tell me how it's done>>

I stand corrected. but it would be ever so nice if posters starting threads would share that sort of information with us so we know where to start.
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