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There are 6 ways to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest by bus, train, night bus, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the night bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$12 - $18

4 alternative options

Train  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 8640 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$18 - $21

Train, night train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 8627 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$14 - $15

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Bucharest 248.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$57 - $248

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest is to train and night train which costs $13 - $16 and takes 14h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Bucuresti via Kotel and Târgovişte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 13m.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Bucharest is 276 km. The road distance is 397.8 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 8h 21m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Bucharest bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest is to bus which takes 8h 21m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $18 - $22 and takes 13h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 172.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Bucharest via Kotel, Kotel, and Târgovişte in around 8h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Bucharest via Sofia in around 13h 13m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Plovdiv to Bucharest bus services, operated by Grup ATYC, arrive at Bucuresti station.

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Plovdiv to Bucharest train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Bucharest is 398 km. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Plovdiv to Bucharest.

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Tarom offers flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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