There are 4 ways to get from Plovdiv to Sofia by bus, train, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia

$7 - $14

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 494 / ...

$5 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$14 - $21

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Plovdiv to Sofia hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Plovdiv to Sofia twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plovdiv and Sofia is 132 km. The road distance is 143 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to train which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to taxi which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $70 - $90.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sofia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

The bus from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.