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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$20 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493 / ...

$19 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Biser Prom  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Skopje to Velingrad
  2. Take the bus from Velingrad to Plovdiv

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Skopje to Plovdiv 236.7 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Skopje to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Skopje and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Skopje and Plovdiv is 274 km. The road distance is 378.7 km.

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The best way to get from Skopje to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Skopje to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Skopje to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Makedonija Soobrakaj AD, depart from Skopje station.

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

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Skopje. It is currently 7:37 AM in Skopje and 8:37 AM in Plovdiv.

Yes, the driving distance between Skopje to Plovdiv is 379 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Skopje to Plovdiv.

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There are 496+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Skopje to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 171.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Skopje, Macedonia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Skopje to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 5 h 43 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Velingrad
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
Patnicheski prevozi Blagoevgrad
Phone
073/88 40 09
Email
p.prevozi.blg@abv.bg
Website
pprevoziblg.com
Bus from Velingrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pprevoziblg.com

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