• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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

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

Recommended option

Fly Budapest to Sofia, train  •  7h 24m

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

$36 - $278

6 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly to Sofia, train  •  10h 1m

  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

$121 - $299

Fly Budapest to Burgas, train  •  9h 46m

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

$140 - $503

Bus Eurolines HU  •  15h 19m

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

$61 - $86

Bus Karat-S  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Plovdiv Central Train Station Dortmund - Varna / ...

$61 - $91

Train  •  26h 18m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Savirsin Ic
  2. Take the train from Savirsin to Craiova D
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  4. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493

$40 - $57

Drive  •  9h 14m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Plovdiv 574.4 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to train which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 26h 18m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 10 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 7h 24m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Plovdiv via Savirsin, Craiova, Vidin and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 18m.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 15h 19m and costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft.

More details

It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Budapest to Plovdiv, including transfers.

More details

Budapest to Plovdiv train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

More details

The best way to get from Budapest to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 15h 19m and costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 26h 18m.

Mode details

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

Search flights

Plovdiv is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:07 PM in Budapest and 3:07 PM in Plovdiv.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Plovdiv.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 465.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 24m

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

Eurolines HU operates a bus from Budapest to Plovdiv once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 14h 10m. Georg also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Plovdiv via Savirsin, Craiova, Vidin, and Sofia in around 26h 18m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Burgas to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Vidin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
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
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Savirsin to Craiova
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Karat-S

Want to know more about travelling around Bulgaria

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 583+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs 350 Ft.

More details