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

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Bus  •  5h 45m

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

$15 - $23

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Train  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Palilulska pijaca to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus via Plovdiv Central Train Station  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station Sofia - Plovdiv 07:00 / ...

$16 - $69

Bus, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493 / ...

$15 - $20

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Niš to Plovdiv 192.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Niš to Plovdiv is to train which costs RSD 950 - RSD 1500 and takes 9h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Niš to Plovdiv is to drive which costs RSD 3500 - RSD 5500 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Niš to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Niš and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Niš to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Palilulska pijaca and arriving at Plovdiv via Dimitrovgrad and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 47m.

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The distance between Niš and Plovdiv is 267 km. The road distance is 308.3 km.

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The best way to get from Niš to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs RSD 1500 - RSD 2400.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Niš to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Niš to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Niš station.

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Niš to Plovdiv train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), depart from Palilulska pijaca station.

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The best way to get from Niš to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs RSD 1500 - RSD 2400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RSD 950 - RSD 1500 and takes 9h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Niš to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 166.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Niš, Serbia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Niš to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Niš to Plovdiv via Dimitrovgrad and Sofia in around 9h 47m.

Train operators
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Palilulska pijaca to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
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
Union Ivkoni

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

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Plovdiv is 1h ahead of Niš. It is currently 4:53 PM in Niš and 5:53 PM in Plovdiv.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Niš to Plovdiv is 308 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Niš to Plovdiv.

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There are 593+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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