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There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus Avtogari  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Razgrad
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv 8632 / ...

$13 - $16

5 alternative options

Bus Kotel Municipal Transport  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Târgovişte
  2. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
  3. Take the bus from Kotel to Plovdiv

Train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Gorna Orjahovica
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad 465
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv 492

$14 - $18

Night train, bus  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv

$19 - $20

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Plovdiv 249 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sofia (SOF) OTP - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$56 - $249

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv is to night train and train which costs $13 - $16 and takes 12 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Plovdiv via Târgovişte and Kotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Plovdiv via Gorna Oryahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Plovdiv is 276 km. The road distance is 398.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs $13 - $20.

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Grup ATYC, depart from Bucuresti station.

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Bucharest to Plovdiv train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs $13 - $20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $13 - $19 and takes 12 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 172.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Plovdiv via Razgrad Municipality, Veliko Tarnovo, and Popovica in around 8 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Plovdiv via Gorna Orjahovica, Gorna Oryahovitsa, and Dimitrovgrad in around 12 h 24 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Kotel to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Bucharest to Plovdiv bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Plovdiv is 398 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Bucharest to Plovdiv.

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Tarom offers flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 558+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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