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

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Sofia

$7 - $14

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Podujane Passenger 1492

$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

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The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia is to train which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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

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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 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Podujane Passenger. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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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 1 h 44 min and costs $7 - $14.

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

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Plovdiv to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, 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 1 h 44 min and costs $7 - $14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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 once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 31 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
$2 - $4
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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Plovdiv to Sofia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Sofia station.

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

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

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