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There are 8 ways to get from Plovdiv to Romania by bus, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus Kotel Municipal Transport  •  8h 37m

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

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8h 22m

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

$12 - $18

6 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Gabrovo
  2. Take the bus from Gabrovo to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest

Train  •  13h 29m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 8640 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$19 - $22

Train, night train  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 8627 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$15 - $16

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Bucharest 248.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  6h 57m

  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  •  8h 11m

  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

$75 - $185

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Romania is to train and night train which costs $14 - $17 and takes 15h 13m.

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

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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 8h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Plovdiv to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Romania is to bus which takes 8h 37m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $19 - $23 and takes 13h 29m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Romania is 398 km. It takes approximately 5h 27m 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 23+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $34 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: 8h 37m

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 8h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Bucharest via Sofia, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, and Gara de Nord in around 13h 29m.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
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)
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2h
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
1h 38m
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 Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
OPT Gabrovo
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Gabrovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Gabrovo to Ruse
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Plovdiv Express - 2000 LTD
Phone
0888 211 781
Email
plovdiv_ekspres_2000@abv.bg
Website
plovdivexpres-2000.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
plovdivexpres-2000.com
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 Veliko Tarnovo to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

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