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

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Train, fly to Budapest  •  7 h 19 min

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

$38 - $278

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Train, fly to Vienna  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vienna (VIE) SOF - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld

$122 - $302

Train, fly to Bratislava  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bratislava (BTS) SOF - BTS
  3. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati

$72 - $283

Bus Arda Tur  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Budapest

$46

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N982

$53 - $89

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Budapest 574.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to bus which costs $47 and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to train and fly which costs $35 - $280 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Budapest is 746 km. The road distance is 918.7 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 20 min and costs $47.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Plovdiv to Budapest, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Plovdiv station.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Plovdiv to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1 h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 11:07 AM in Plovdiv and 10:07 AM in Budapest.

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  • Distance: 465.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

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

Arda Tur operates a bus from Plovdiv to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 14 h. Three 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 Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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
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
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
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
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com
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
Union Ivkoni
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
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
Bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Budapest is 919 km. It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to drive from Plovdiv to Budapest.

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Wizz Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport.

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