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Fly Budapest to Sofia, train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$36 - $278

5 alternative options

Bus to Vienna, fly to Sofia, train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$75 - $253

Fly Budapest to Burgas, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Burgas (BOJ) BUD - BOJ
  2. Take the train from Burgas to Plovdiv

$140 - $503

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv 595

$66 - $91

Bus EAAA  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Plovdiv

$35 - $55

Drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Plovdiv 574.4 miles

$100 - $150

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

Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Budapest to Plovdiv 5 times a week, and the journey takes 12 h 52 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
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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 Burgas to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Wien Flughafen Schwechat
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$9 - $12
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Plovdiv is 746 km. The road distance is 919 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to bus which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 14 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to fly and train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs 9 500 Ft - 75 000 Ft.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Budapest to Plovdiv, including transfers.