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To reach the Rock monastery of Basarbovo, it is recommended to use a taxi.
 
To reach the Rock monastery of Basarbovo, it is recommended to use a taxi.
 
There is a regular bus with cyrillic note "Басарбово" on it that can be catched from Lipnik and Skobelev Boulevards (near Bulstrad Arena), as well as Iztok bus station located next to Razpredelitelna railway station.
 
There is a regular bus with cyrillic note "Басарбово" on it that can be catched from Lipnik and Skobelev Boulevards (near Bulstrad Arena), as well as Iztok bus station located next to Razpredelitelna railway station.
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===By plane===
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Ruse Airport (IATA: ROU, ICAO: LBRS) (Bulgarian: Летище Русе, Letishte Ruse), also known as Shtraklevo (Щръклево) was used by Balkan Bulgarian Airlines for its domestic flights to Sofia Airport, but was finally abandoned in 1999.
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Here are the nearest airports you can use nowadays to reach Ruse:
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* Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS) (largely known as Băneasa Airport) , 84 km
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* Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (IATA: OTP, ICAO: LROP) (largely known as Otopeni Airport), 93 km
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* Varna Airport (IATA: VAR, ICAO: LBWN), 185 km
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* Burgas Airport (IATA: BOJ, ICAO: LBBG), 269 km
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* Sofia Airport (IATA: SOF, ICAO: LBSF), 306 km
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* Plovdiv Airport (IATA: PDV, ICAO: LBPD), 319 km
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To travel between the airport and the city, you'll need a ground transportation.
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===By ground transportation===
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Ruse is a border railway hub, with connections to [[Bucharest]], [[Sofia]], [[Varna]] and [[Veliko Tarnovo]].
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There are several railway stations in Ruse:
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* Ruse Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: Русе централна), where also the Central Bus Station and 15 minutes walk from the city centre, recommended for most visitors.
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* Ruse Razpredelitelna  (Bulgarian: Русе разпределителна) near the industrial zone and Mall Rousse.
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All long-distance trains are operated by [http://www.bdz.bg/ Bulgarian State Railways] and its subsidiaries. Tickets can be bought at stations.
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There is also a website in Bulgarian with information about the buses called http://www.avtogararuse.org/.
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======From Bucharest======
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From Hotel Horoskop near Piata Unirii, you can take a bus at 10:30h. Journey takes less than 2 hours.
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From 16:00h, 19:30h there are buses leaving from Filaret bus station. Journey takes less than 2 hours.
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At 12:50h in the afternoon, there is a direct train from Bucharest central station to Ruse that takes 3 hours.
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=====From Sofia=====
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There are regular buses roughly every hour during the day (00:30, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:00, 17:30, 18:30, 22:00), the journey takes 4h 30m. Check http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/
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You can also travel by train (about 6 trains per day) but the travelling time is considerably longer (6 to 7h), there are occasional delays, so it's not recommended as the price is almost the same as the bus.
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=====From Plovdiv=====
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There is no direct bus, so the fastest way is to go via [[Sofia]], reaching Ruse for 6-7h.
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Alternatively you can go via [[Stara Zagora], reaching Ruse for 6-7h again.
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If 12 hours and 3 train changes don't bother you, you can also travel by Train.
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=====From Varna======
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You can also travel by train (about 6 trains per day) but the travelling time is considerably longer (4 to 7h), there are occasional delays, so it's not recommended as the price is almost the same as the bus.
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=====From Burgas======
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There are regular buses:
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* Every morning at 7:00 from Ruse to Burgas
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* Every morning at 7:30 from Burgas to Ruse
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The journey takes 4h 30m.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==

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