There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Plovdiv by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Florence, train  •  10h 20m

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

$87 - $300

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Train to Bologna, fly, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Sofia (SOF) BLQ - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$39 - $207

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Bus to Pisa, fly, train  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Sofia (SOF) PSA - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

Train to Rome, fly, train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sofia (SOF) FCO - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$106 - $643

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly, train  •  10h 49m

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

$50 - $308

Train, bus  •  24h 12m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv Re / ...

$155 - $244

Train, bus via Trieste  •  25h 2m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv Re / ...

$156 - $304

Bus  •  25h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv Sofia - Plovdiv 12:00 / ...

$95 - $148

Drive  •  15h

  1. Drive from Florence to Plovdiv 1551.2 km

$230 - $340

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Plovdiv is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 8h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Plovdiv is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 8h 54m.

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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 25h 18m.

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The distance between Florence and Plovdiv is 1112 km. The road distance is 1551.2 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Plovdiv without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 12m and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 10h 20m 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 4h 10m 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 1h ahead of Florence. It is currently 7:11 PM in Florence and 8:11 PM in Plovdiv.

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  • Distance: 1112.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Florence to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 25h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Rome to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Florence to Sofia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Rome to Sofia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Pisa to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$12 - $17
Base Standard
$28 - $40
Base Premium
$35 - $50
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $85
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$26 - $35
Base Standard
$50 - $70
Base Premium
$60 - $85
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$27 - $40
Base Standard
$50 - $70
Base Premium
$60 - $90
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$23 - $35
Base Standard
$45 - $60
Base Premium
$55 - $80
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$16 - $22
Base Standard
$30 - $45
Base Premium
$40 - $60
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$16 - $23
Smart Low Cost
$13 - $19
Smart Flex
$29 - $45
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$26 - $40
Smart Low Cost
$23 - $35
Smart Flex
$45 - $70
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Vanezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$23 - $35
Smart Low Cost
$20 - $29
Smart Flex
$40 - $60
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.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$13 - $15
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$20 - $23
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$8 - $12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$21 - $30
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
Yubim
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Trieste to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Karat-S
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Plovdiv is 1551 km. It takes approximately 15h to drive from Florence to Plovdiv.

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

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There are 444+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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