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There are 7 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly, train  •  7h 44m

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

$53 - $117

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  47h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Ruse
  4. Take the train from Ruse to Stara Zagora Re
  5. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv Re

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv Re / ...

$252 - $271

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv Re / ...

$127 - $173

Bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Plovdiv Central Train Station

$191 - $246

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  25h 55m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Plovdiv

$545 - $713

Drive, car ferry  •  27h 3m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Plovdiv

$389 - $574

United Kingdom → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to citizens of: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, India, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Bulgaria from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plovdiv is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plovdiv is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plovdiv is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Bulgaria.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs £35 - £85 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs £35 - £85 and takes 7h 44m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Plovdiv is 2312 km.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv without a car is to bus and train which takes 47h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Plovdiv is 2h ahead of Bristol Airport (BRS). It is currently 3:38 PM in Bristol Airport (BRS) and 5:38 PM in Plovdiv.

Ryanair, easyJet, KLM and Bulgaria Air offer flights from Bristol Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 2311.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Plovdiv via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria, Paris Bercy, Gare De Bercy, Pere Lachaise, Père-Lachaise, Gallieni, and Paris Gallieni in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$7 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$2 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$5 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $8
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
$60 - $75
Anytime Day 1st Class
$100 - $140
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$183
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
National Express
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$171
Website
Balkan Horn
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Sofia
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Karat-S
Ferry operators

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