There are 8 ways to get from Plovdiv to Sarajevo by bus, 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  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Pirot
  3. Take the bus from Pirot to Belgrade
  4. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

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Train, bus  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Beograd centar 790
  4. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$37 - $64

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Bus via Niš  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Belgrade
  4. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  5. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$41 - $82

Bus #2  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Velingrad
  2. Take the bus from Velingrad to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Novi Pazar
  4. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Sarajevo

$83 - $86

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Sarajevo

$51 - $93

Drive  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Sarajevo 480.9 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Sofia, fly  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Sarajevo (SJJ) SOF - SJJ

$140 - $302

Bus to Istanbul Ataturk, fly  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
  2. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Sarajevo (SJJ) IST - SJJ

$98 - $268

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No, there is no direct bus from Plovdiv to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Istočno Sarajevo via Sofia, Pirot, Beograd and Zvornik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 8 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Sarajevo is 553 km. The road distance is 769.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 8 min to get from Plovdiv to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Sarajevo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Plovdiv to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Drina Trans, arrive at Istočno Sarajevo station.

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Sarajevo is 1 h behind Plovdiv. It is currently 11:40 PM in Plovdiv and 10:40 PM in Sarajevo.

Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Sarajevo is 769 km. It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to drive from Plovdiv to Sarajevo.

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Turkish Airlines, Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Sofia Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Sarajevo.
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  • Distance: 345.6 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 8 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Sarajevo via Sofia, Pirot, Belgrade, Beograd, and Zvornik in around 16 h 8 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Sofia to Sarajevo via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
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 Plovdiv to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
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
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Pirot
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Pirot
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Pirot to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
pks.rs
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Velingrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Velingrad to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Skopje to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Aurora Tours
Phone
(020) 601 602
Email
auroratoursnp@gmail.com
Website
auroratours.rs
Bus from Skopje to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
auroratours.rs
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Novi Pazar to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
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
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
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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