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There are 12 ways to get from Plovdiv to Budapest by train, plane, bus, shuttle or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Sofia, fly to Budapest  •  7h 4m

  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 to Burgas, fly to Budapest  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Burgas
  2. Fly from Burgas (BOJ) to Budapest (BUD) BOJ - BUD

$141 - $504

Train to Sofia, fly to Vienna, train  •  10h 9m

  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

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly to Budapest  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Budapest (BUD) SKG - BUD

$115 - $439

Train to Sofia, fly to Bratislava, train  •  10h 33m

  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 - $282

Train to Sofia, fly to Belgrade, shuttle  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Belgrade (BEG) SOF - BEG
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belgrade to Budapest

$117 - $220

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Budapest  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Razgrad Municipality
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  3. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$68 - $354

Bus Karat-S  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Budapest Nepliget Varna - Dortmund / ...

$64 - $87

Bus Arda Tur  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv Central Bus Station South to Budapest Népliget M Varna - Berlin / ...

$44

Bus Georg  •  15h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Budapest

$115 - $144

Train  •  29h 3m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Gorna Oryahovitsa 464
  3. Take the train from Gorna Orjahovica to Videle
  4. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  5. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$44 - $64

Drive  •  9h 27m

  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 $45 and takes 14h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to train and fly which costs $35 - $280 and takes 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Stara Zagora, Gorna Orjahovica, Videle, Arad and Lököshaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 3m.

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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 13h 43m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Plovdiv to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Budapest is to bus which takes 13h 43m and costs $60 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 29h 3m.

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

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Budapest is 1h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 7:40 AM in Plovdiv and 6:40 AM in Budapest.

Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 465.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

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

Karat-S operates a bus from Plovdiv to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 13h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Budapest via Stara Zagora, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Gorna Orjahovica, Videle, Arad, and Lököshaza in around 29h 3m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $900
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Sofia to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Burgas
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $9
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)
Train from Stara Zagora to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Gorna Orjahovica to Videle
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Belgrade to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
Book at
terratravel.rs
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Razgrad Municipality
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Razgrad to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Karat-S
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Plovdiv Central Bus Station South to Budapest Népliget M
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Plovdiv to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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

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Wizz Air offers flights from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport.

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