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

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia Plovdiv -Sofia 13:00 / ...

$5 - $8

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Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Sofia 8640 / ...

$5 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia 89.6 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to train which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2h 33m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sofia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Sofia. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Sofia is 132 km. The road distance is 143.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $5 - $8.

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The bus from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Plovdiv to Sofia bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Plovdiv station.

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

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $5 - $8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Avtogari operates a bus from Plovdiv to Sofia hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Six 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 2h 33m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Karat-S
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Plovdiv Central Bus Station South to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Website
Arda Tur
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Sofia is 143 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Plovdiv to Sofia.

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