There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Plovdiv by bus, bus and ferry, car, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv

$46 - $75

Cheapest option

Fly to Sofia, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sofia (SOF) ATH - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$32 - $127

6 alternative options

Bus KTEL Thessalonikis  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd

$66

Bus Ilias Travel  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Plovdiv

$70 - $110

Bus EAAA  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Plovdiv

$40 - $80

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Plovdiv 579.7 miles

$130 - $210

Fly to Kavala, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kavala (KVA) ATH - KVA
  2. Take the bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
  3. Take the bus from Zlatograd to Plovdiv

Fly to Alexandroupolis, bus, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Alexandroupolis (AXD) ATH - AXD
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Liybimets
  3. Take the train from Lyubimec to Plovdiv

$81 - $185

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 27€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 27€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The distance between Athens and Plovdiv is 472 km. The road distance is 927.6 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 25 min to get from Athens to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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Wizz Air, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 295 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 25 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Athens to Plovdiv via Stara Zagora in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kavala
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Alexandroupolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Lyubimec to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Chrysoupoli to Zlatograd
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Liybimets
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Municipality of Zlatograd
Website
zlatograd.bg
Bus from Zlatograd to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
zlatograd.bg

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