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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Plovdiv by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Florence, train  •  9 h 38 min

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

$66 - $229

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Train to Milan Bergamo, fly, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sofia (SOF) BGY - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$51 - $153

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Train to Bologna, fly, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Sofia (SOF) BLQ - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$57 - $242

Train to Rome, fly, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF) FCO - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$65 - $233

Train, bus  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$161 - $224

Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$69 - $96

Bus Florentia Bus  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$96 - $133

Drive  •  15 h

  1. Drive from Florence to Plovdiv 968.6 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Plovdiv is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 25 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Plovdiv is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 32 min.

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The distance between Florence and Plovdiv is 1112 km. The road distance is 1549.8 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Plovdiv without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 14 min and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to get from Florence to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Florence to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Florence to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Florence. It is currently 10:57 AM in Florence and 11:57 AM in Plovdiv.

Map of how to get from Florence to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 695.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 38 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Florence to Plovdiv via Sofia Serdika, Serdika, Central Station, and Sofia in around 25 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$18 - $140
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Tiburtina Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from SITA Firenze to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
atvo.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Sofia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Plovdiv is 1550 km. It takes approximately 15 h to drive from Florence to Plovdiv.

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KLM, Austrian Airlines, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Sofia Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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