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

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Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora

$4 - $8

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Train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 8631 / ...

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 63.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora 63.3 miles

$10 - $15

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Plovdiv and arriving at Stara Zagora. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Plovdiv and Stara Zagora is 80 km. The road distance is 101.3 km.

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs .

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The bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora is to bus which takes 1 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 46 min.

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Plovdiv to Stara Zagora bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Stara Zagora station.

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

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Map of how to get from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora.
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  • Distance: 49.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Stara Zagora, Bulgaria?

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora every 3 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Other operators
Taxi from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Gusto Taksi
Phone
+359 32/620 998

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Yes, the driving distance between Plovdiv to Stara Zagora is 101 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Plovdiv to Stara Zagora.

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