There are 5 ways to get from Plovdiv to Shumen by bus, train or car

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Bus via Sliven  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sliven
  2. Take the bus from Sliven to Shumen

$10 - $15

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Shumen

$12 - $18

Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Zavet 8631
  2. Take the train from Komunari to Shumen 20156 / ...

$11 - $13

Bus Kotel Municipal Transport  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Shumen

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Shumen 193.8 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Shumen is to train which costs $10 - $14 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Shumen is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Shumen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Plovdiv to Shumen. However, there are services departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Shumen via Zavet Spirka and Komunari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Shumen is 217 km. The road distance is 310 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Shumen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $9 - $15.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Plovdiv to Shumen, including transfers.

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

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Plovdiv to Shumen train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Plovdiv station.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Shumen is to bus which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $9 - $15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $10 - $14 and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Shumen.
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  • Distance: 135.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a bus from Plovdiv to Shumen via Sliven and Sliven in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Shumen via Zavet, Zavet Spirka, and Komunari in around 8 h.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Plovdiv to Zavet
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Komunari to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sliven
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Shumen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sliven to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Kotel
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
razgrad.bg

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Plovdiv to Shumen bus services, operated by Huntur Travel, arrive at Shumen station.

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Plovdiv to Shumen train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Shumen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Shumen is 310 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Plovdiv to Shumen.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Shumen. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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