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

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Recommended option

Train to Sofia, fly to Budapest  •  7 h 10 min

  1. SOF - BUD

$38 - $278

7 alternative options

Train to Burgas, fly to Budapest  •  9 h 1 min

  1. BOJ - BUD

$141 - $504

Train to Sofia, fly to Vienna, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. SOF - VIE

$122 - $302

Bus, bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Budapest  •  12 h 10 min

  1. SKG - BUD

$79 - $395

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Budapest  •  13 h 11 min

  1. OTP - BUD

$52 - $354

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  13 h 11 min

  1. 595

$70 - $89

Bus EAAA  •  14 h 31 min

$35 - $55

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. 574.2 miles

$100 - $150

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Budapest, Hungary?

Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Plovdiv to Budapest 5 times a week, and the journey takes 12 h 51 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Burgas
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Razgrad Municipality
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Razgrad to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $23
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plovdiv and Budapest is 746 km. The road distance is 919 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 14 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to train and fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $35 - $280.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Plovdiv to Budapest, including transfers.