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There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad

$8 - $12

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Train via Plovdiv  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Poduyane to Plovdiv Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad Re / ...

$6 - $10

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Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad Re / ...

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  1h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 221.3 km

$130 - $170

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 221.3 km

$22 - $35

Sofia to Dimitrovgrad by train

The train journey time between Sofia and Dimitrovgrad is around 3h 43m and covers a distance of around 231 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 39m. Services are operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh). Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 43m
Fastest train time:
3h 39m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$7
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:30
Last train departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sofia to Dimitrovgrad train schedules

Sofia → Dimitrovgrad
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1.5m

Mandatory

Travel within Bulgaria

Observe COVID-19 safety rules

COVID-19 help in Bulgaria

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 02 807 87 57

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Bulgaria is currently allowed.

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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 Dimitrovgrad is 02 807 87 57.

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

The social distance requirement in Dimitrovgrad 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.

Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad is to train via Plovdiv which costs $6 - $11 and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Dimitrovgrad. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Dimitrovgrad. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Sofia and Dimitrovgrad is 200 km. The road distance is 221.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad without a car is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs $8 - $12.

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The bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad takes 3h 25m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Sofia to Dimitrovgrad bus services, operated by Avtogari, depart from Sofia station.

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Sofia to Dimitrovgrad train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs $8 - $12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $7 - $10 and takes 3h 39m.

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  • Distance: 200.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria?

Avtogari operates a bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Union Ivkoni also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 3h 39m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$7 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Poduyane to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$5 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2 8 07 00
Website
1euro.bg
Yellow Taxi
Phone
+359 2 9 11 19
Website
yellow333.com
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 2 973 2121
Website
oktaxi.net
MTAXI
Phone
+359 2 9 10 50
Website
mtaxi.bg

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Sofia to Dimitrovgrad bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Dimitrovgrad station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Dimitrovgrad is 221 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad.

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