There are 7 ways to get from Plovdiv to Romania by bus, night bus, train, night train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti

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Train, night train  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 8631 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$13 - $15

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Bus, night bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pleven
  2. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$14 - $23

Train, night train via Gorna Oryahovitsa  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad 493
  2. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Gorna Oryahovitsa 464
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse 462
  4. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord

$13 - $16

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Bucharest 248.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SOF - OTP

$58 - $249

Train, fly to Varna, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Varna (VAR) SOF - VAR
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Mangalia

$53 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Romania is to train and night train which costs $12 - $16 and takes 14 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Romania is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Romania is 426 km. The road distance is 397.8 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Plovdiv to Romania, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Romania is 398 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Plovdiv to Romania.

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Tarom offers flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Romania.
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  • Distance: 266.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 50 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Romania?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Bucharest via Kotel, Kotel, Târgovişte, Bucuresti, and Gara de Nord in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Pleven
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
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
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Varna to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

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