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

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Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$6 - $13

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 8627

$5 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sofia to Plovdiv 89.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Plovdiv 89.8 miles

$14 - $21

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is 132 km. The road distance is 143.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs .

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The bus from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1 h 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sofia to Plovdiv is to bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 38 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Sofia to Plovdiv hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Plovdiv once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Plovdiv Zob Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
OK Supertrans
Phone
+359 97/321 21
Website
oktaxi.net
Upravlenie Patni Taksi I Razreshitelni
Phone
+359 2/952 2611
Za Edno Evro
Phone
+359 2/ 80700
Website
1euro.bg
MTAXI 91050
Phone
+359 2/91050
Website
mtaxi.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Plovdiv is 144 km. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Sofia to Plovdiv.

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