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There are 4 ways to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Filipovo to Karlovo

$2 - $3

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Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo

$2 - $4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56m

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Karlovo 36.3 miles

$29 - $40

Drive  •  56m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Karlovo 36.3 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo is to bus which costs $2 - $4 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo is to taxi which costs $29 - $40 and takes 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Filipovo and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Karlovo is 54 km. The road distance is 58.1 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo without a car is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs $2 - $3.

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The train from Filipovo to Karlovo takes 1h 12m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Plovdiv to Karlovo bus services, operated by Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport, depart from Plovdiv station.

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

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs $2 - $3. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo.
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  • Distance: 33.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Karlovo, Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Plovdiv to Karlovo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Alternatively, Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport operates a bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo hourly, and the journey takes 1h 20m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport
Website
karlovo.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
karlovo.bg
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
56m
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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Plovdiv to Karlovo bus services, operated by Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport, arrive at Karlovo station.

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Plovdiv to Karlovo train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Karlovo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Karlovo is 58 km. It takes approximately 56m to drive from Plovdiv to Karlovo.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Karlovo. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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