Travel from Athens-Greece to Plovdiv

Bus from Athens to Plovdiv

Valeross operates a bus from Athens to Plovdiv twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 18 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Athens to Plovdiv

ModeDurationPrice
From Athens bus to Plovdiv.12 h 18 min59€
From Athens bus to Stara Zagora then bus to Plovdiv.12 h 25 min63€
From Athens Pedion Areos bus to Thessaloniki Monastiriou then bus to Plovdiv Zob Süd.14 h 45 min57€
From Athens bus to Plovdiv.15 h 17 min90€
From Athens train to Drama then bus to Plovdiv.18 h 56 min66€
From Athens drive to Plovdiv.9 h 36 min138€
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Sofia airport, line 84 bus to Briksel Blvd., walk to Iskarsko Shose, then train to Plovdiv.7 h 31 min41€
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Kavala airport, taxi to Chrysoupoli, bus to Zlatograd, walk to Zlatograd, then bus to Plovdiv.10 h 17 min
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Alexandroupolis airport, taxi to Alexandroupoli, bus to Lyubimec, then train to Plovdiv.10 h109€
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Thessaloniki airport, taxi to Thessaloniki, bus to Sofia, then bus to Plovdiv.10 h 21 min92€

How long does it take to get from Athens to Plovdiv?

The bus from Athens to Plovdiv takes 12 h 18 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

Is there a direct bus between Athens and Plovdiv?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 18 min.

Operators from Athens to Plovdiv

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Valeross046/ 66 13 21Valeross
Municipality of Stara ZagoraMunicipality of Stara Zagora
Union Ivkoni02/989 0000Union Ivkoni
KTEL Thessalonikis+30 2310 510835KTEL Thessalonikis
Arda Tur0700 20 544Arda Tur
Ilias Travel+359 2831 9192Ilias Travel
Greek Railways (OSE)Greek Railways (OSE)
EAAAEAAA
OASAOASA
Wizz AirWizz Air
Bulgaria AirBulgaria Air
Aegean AirlinesAegean Airlines
RyanairRyanair
SUMC0700 13 233SUMC
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)0700 10 200Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Olympic AirOlympic Air
Municipality of ZlatogradMunicipality of Zlatograd
EllinairEllinair
Sky Express Sky Express
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    Athens to Plovdiv:

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      1 Bus Valeross
      • One-Way approx: USD $40 - $85
      • Duration: 12 h 18 min
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        • Duration: 12 h 18 min
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      2 Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora
      • One-Way approx: USD $51 - $80
      • Duration: 12 h 25 min
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        • One-Way approx: USD $51 - $80
        • Duration: 12 h 25 min
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      3 Bus KTEL Thessalonikis
      • One-Way approx: USD $71
      • Duration: 14 h 45 min
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        3 Bus KTEL Thessalonikis
        • One-Way approx: USD $71
        • Duration: 14 h 45 min
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      4 Bus Ilias Travel
      • One-Way approx: USD $75 - $120
      • Duration: 15 h 17 min
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        • Duration: 15 h 17 min
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      5 Train, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $64 - $86
      • Duration: 18 h 56 min
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      6 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $130 - $210
      • Duration: 9 h 36 min
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        • Duration: 9 h 36 min
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      7 Fly to Sofia, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $33 - $127
      • Duration: 7 h 31 min
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        7 Fly to Sofia, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $33 - $127
        • Duration: 7 h 31 min
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      8 Fly to Kavala, bus
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      • Duration: 10 h 17 min
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        • Duration: 10 h 17 min
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      9 Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $83 - $188
      • Duration: 10 h
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        9 Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus, train
        • One-Way approx: USD $83 - $188
        • Duration: 10 h
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      10 Fly to Thessaloniki, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $76 - $192
      • Duration: 10 h 21 min
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        10 Fly to Thessaloniki, bus
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        • Duration: 10 h 21 min
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