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

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Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Filipovo to Karlovo 82204 / ...

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo

$2 - $4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Karlovo 36.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  56 min

  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 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo is to taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 56 min.

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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 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Filipovo and arriving at Karlovo. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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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 1 h 14 min and costs $2 - $3.

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The train from Filipovo to Karlovo takes 1 h 14 min 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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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Karlovo.
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  • Distance: 33.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport operates a bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Karlovo Intermunicipal Transport
Website
karlovo.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
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
1 h 20 min
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Karlovo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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