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There are 6 ways to get from Plovdiv to Belgrade by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station Varna - Belgrade

RSD 5000 - RSD 7500

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Bus via Niš  •  11h 10m

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

RSD 2246 - RSD 5380

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Train, bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station Varna - Belgrade

RSD 5199 - RSD 7208

Drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Belgrade 542.1 km

RSD 5500 - RSD 8500

Shuttle to Sofia, fly  •  6h 26m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Plovdiv to Sofia Airport
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Belgrade (BEG) SOF - BEG

RSD 17969 - RSD 47287

Shuttle to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  9h 46m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Plovdiv to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Belgrade (BEG) OTP - BEG

RSD 25533 - RSD 47841

Plovdiv to Belgrade by bus

The bus journey time between Plovdiv and Belgrade is around 16h 35m and covers a distance of around 547 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 35m. Operated by Hebros Bus Ltd., BG Razpisanie, Municipality of Stara Zagora and others, the Plovdiv to Belgrade bus service departs from Plovdiv and arrives in Beograd. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Yes, entry into Serbia is currently allowed from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belgrade is 00381(64) 8945235.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belgrade is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Belgrade is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00381(64) 8945235.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Serbia.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Belgrade is to bus via Niš which costs $23 - $60 and takes 11h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Belgrade is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv Central Train Station station and arriving at Belgrad Central Bus Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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It is 454 km from Plovdiv to Belgrade. It is approximately 542.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Belgrade without a car is to bus which takes 8h 15m and costs $50 - $75.

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The bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station takes 8h 15m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Plovdiv to Belgrade bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Plovdiv Central Train Station.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Plovdiv to Belgrade bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Belgrad Central Bus Station.

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Belgrade is 1h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 2:42 AM in Plovdiv and 1:42 AM in Belgrade.

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  • Distance: 454.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

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

Karat-S operates a bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost RSD 5000 - RSD 7500 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RSD 10000 - RSD 14000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RSD 11000 - RSD 16000
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RSD 11000 - RSD 16000
Train operators
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 5000 - RSD 7500
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 4700 - RSD 6500
Website
Karat-S
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RSD 750 - RSD 1200
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 550 - RSD 800
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 700 - RSD 850
Schedules at
valeross.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RSD 500 - RSD 800
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 1000 - RSD 1500
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 700 - RSD 1200
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RSD 1065
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Kanis
Phone
381 18 517 272
Email
office@kanis.rs
Website
kanis.rs
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
kanis.rs
Simplon Leskovac
Phone
+38162 8777 888
Email
simplonleskovac@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RSD 1300 - RSD 3000
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Auto Kodeks
Phone
+(381)(11)7420444
Email
auto.kodeks.pirot@gmail.com
Website
auto-kodeks.rs
Bus from Niš to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RSD 1300 - RSD 1500
Schedules at
auto-kodeks.rs
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Plovdiv to Sofia Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RSD 7500 - RSD 9000
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Plovdiv to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RSD 19000 - RSD 23000
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Atlas Taxi

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Belgrade is 542 km. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Plovdiv to Belgrade.

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Air Serbia offers flights from Sofia Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Belgrade. Prices start at RSD 8750 per night.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia Airport is to shuttle which takes 2h 30m and costs $75 - $95.

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