There are 5 ways to get from Plovdiv to Ohrid by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Skopje  •  11 h 44 min

$86 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus via Kyustendil  •  14 h 31 min

$18 - $36

3 alternative options

Bus Matpu  •  11 h 59 min

$26 - $42

Train, bus  •  13 h 22 min

  1. 494

$34 - $63

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. 362.6 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Ohrid, Macedonia?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Ohrid via Sofia and Skopje in around 11 h 44 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Kichevo
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
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
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 43
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Kičevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
matpu.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Kyustendil to Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
ms.mk
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Kichevo to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Kyustendil
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kustendil.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plovdiv and Ohrid is 348 km. The road distance is 580 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Ohrid is to bus which costs $18 - $40 and takes 14 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Ohrid is to drive which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $55 - $85.

No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Ohrid. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Ohrid via Sofia and Skopje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 44 min to get from Plovdiv to Ohrid, including transfers.