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

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$7 - $14

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493 / ...

$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

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. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Plovdiv twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
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 - $6
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is 132 km. The road distance is 144 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Plovdiv is to train which costs $5 - $6 and takes 2 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Plovdiv is to taxi which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $70 - $90.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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

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