There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Plovdiv by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Budapest, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv

$36 - $278

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Train to Vienna, fly, train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv

$122 - $300

Bus Eurolines HU  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv 595 / ...

$61 - $91

Bus Georg  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Pazardzhik

$113 - $144

Drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Plovdiv 574.4 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to bus which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 15 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 10 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Plovdiv via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 19 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Plovdiv is 746 km. The road distance is 919.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 19 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Budapest to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Budapest to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Budapest to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 3:12 AM in Budapest and 4:12 AM in Plovdiv.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Plovdiv is 919 km. It takes approximately 9 h 14 min to drive from Budapest to Plovdiv.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport.

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  • Distance: 465.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

Eurolines HU operates a bus from Budapest to Plovdiv once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 14 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Pazardzhik
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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