There are 5 ways to get from Plovdiv to Sandanski 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.

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Bus Avtogari  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Sandanski

$13 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Sandanski

$9 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus Samokov Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Samokov
  2. Take the bus from Samokov to Sandanski

$10 - $15

Train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 8626
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Strumjani 5611

$10 - $11

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Sandanski 198.6 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Sandanski. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sandanski via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Sandanski is 138 km. The road distance is 317.8 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sandanski without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Plovdiv to Sandanski, including transfers.

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Plovdiv to Sandanski bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sandanski is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 18 min.

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Plovdiv to Sandanski bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Sandanski station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Sandanski is 318 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Plovdiv to Sandanski.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Sandanski. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Sandanski.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Sandanski via Sofia in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Sandanski via Sofia, Strumjani, and Strumyani in around 8 h 18 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Strumjani
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Samokov Bus
Website
samokov-info.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Samokov
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
samokov-info.com
Bus from Samokov to Sandanski
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
samokov-info.com
Kyustendil Municipality Transport
Website
kustendil.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Samokov
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kustendil.bg
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com

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