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There are 4 ways to get from Plovdiv to Shumen by bus, train or car

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Shumen

$12 - $18

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h

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

$10 - $11

2 alternative options

Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Shumen

$13 - $24

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 $9 - $12 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 6 h 45 min and costs $12 - $18.

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The bus from Plovdiv to Shumen takes 6 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 6 h 45 min and costs $12 - $18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $12 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: 6 h 45 min

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Plovdiv to Shumen once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plovdiv to Shumen via 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
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
starazagora.bg

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Plovdiv to Shumen bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, 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 55+ hotels available in Shumen. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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