There are 4 ways to get from Plovdiv to Sofia by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia

$6 - $13

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Podujane Passenger 1492

$4 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$14 - $21

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sofia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Podujane Passenger. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Sofia is 132 km. The road distance is 143.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 44 min and costs .

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The bus from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Plovdiv to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to bus which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Plovdiv to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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Plovdiv to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Podujane Passenger station.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Plovdiv to Sofia hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Plovdiv to Sofia once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Sofia is 143 km. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Plovdiv to Sofia.

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