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There are 6 ways to get from Ruse to Plovdiv by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus Avtogari  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Razgrad
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo

$17 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus Kazanlak Municipality Transport  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Pavel Banya
  2. Take the bus from Pavel Banya to Plovdiv

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ruse to Sevlievo
  2. Take the bus from Sevlievo to Plovdiv

Train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Ruse - Tovarna to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad 465
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv 492

$9 - $11

Night train, train  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Ruse to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv 8632 / ...

$10 - $13

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Ruse to Plovdiv 203.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv is to bus which costs $5 - $7 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ruse to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Ruse and arriving at Plovdiv via Pavel Banya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ruse to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Ruse - Tovarna and arriving at Plovdiv via Gorna Oryahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Ruse and Plovdiv is 214 km. The road distance is 325.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $17 - $25.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Ruse to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Ruse to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Kazanlak Municipality Transport, depart from Ruse station.

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

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The best way to get from Ruse to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $17 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $12 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Ruse to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Ruse to Plovdiv via Razgrad Municipality, Veliko Tarnovo, and Popovica in around 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ruse to Plovdiv via Gorna Oryahovitsa and Dimitrovgrad in around 9 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse - Tovarna to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Stara Zagora to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Pavel Banya to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Razgrad Municipality to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Kazanlak Municipality Transport
Phone
0878 64 30 15
Email
info@kazanlak-bg.info
Website
kazanlak-bg.info
Bus from Ruse to Pavel Banya
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kazanlak-bg.info
Planinite Bus
Website
planinite.info
Bus from Ruse to Sevlievo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
planinite.info
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Sevlievo to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg

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Ruse to Plovdiv bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ruse to Plovdiv is 325 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Ruse to Plovdiv.

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There are 583+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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