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Fly to Sofia, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Sofia (SOF) PRG - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$47 - $189

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle  •  10h 15m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PRG - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Plovdiv

$231 - $511

Fly to Varna, shuttle  •  10h

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Varna (VAR) PRG - VAR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Varna Airport to Plovdiv

$301 - $881

Fly to Burgas, train  •  10h 23m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Burgas (BOJ) PRG - BOJ
  2. Take the train from Aitos to Plovdiv

$251 - $419

Bus  •  22h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South Hamburg - Plovdiv / ...

$80 - $240

Bus and ferry, bus  •  23h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Prague to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station Sofia - Plovdiv 07:00 / ...

Train, night train  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  4. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia Re
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv Re / ...

$48 - $142

Drive  •  13h 30m

  1. Drive from Prague to Plovdiv 1437.4 km

$160 - $240

Prague to Plovdiv by bus

The bus journey time between Prague and Plovdiv is around 20h 30m and covers a distance of around 1465 km. The fastest bus normally takes 20h 30m. Operated by Racic Eurobus, Arda Tur, Georg and others, the Prague to Plovdiv bus service departs from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and arrives in Plovdiv Central Bus Station South. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
20h 30m
Fastest bus time:
20h 30m
Buses per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$110
Carbon emissions:
182 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
23:30
Last bus departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Plovdiv bus schedules

Czech Republic → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plovdiv is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plovdiv is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plovdiv is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Bulgaria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 1 000 Kč - 4 100 Kč and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 1 000 Kč - 4 100 Kč and takes 8h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station station and arriving at Plovdiv Central Bus Station South station. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Plovdiv via Wien Hbf, Craiova, Vidin and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 10m.

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It is 1186 km from Prague to Plovdiv. It is approximately 1437.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Prague to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 22h 50m and costs 1 700 Kč - 5 000 Kč.

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It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Prague to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Prague to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station.

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Prague to Plovdiv train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, hl.n. station.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 1186.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 50m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

Racic Eurobus operates a bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 22h 50m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Prague to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Prague to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Prague to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$5 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Aitos to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$7 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Vidin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$7 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$4 - $6
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$28 - $45
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Night train from Wien Hbf to Craiova
Ave. Duration
15h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$60 - $70
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $250
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Varna Airport to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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Atlas Taxi
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Racic Eurobus
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Praha to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Prague to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Balkan Horn
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $60
Website
Karat-S

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Prague to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Plovdiv Central Bus Station South.

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Plovdiv is 1h ahead of Prague. It is currently 4:37 PM in Prague and 5:37 PM in Plovdiv.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Plovdiv is 1437 km. It takes approximately 13h 30m to drive from Prague to Plovdiv.

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Bulgaria Air, Austrian Airlines, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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