There are 5 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven 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.

Recommended option

Bus Arda Tur  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Pleven

$18 - $26

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Bus Arda Tur, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 2601 / ...

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Blagoevgrad  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven 462

$64 - $86

Bus Georg  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pleven

$45 - $91

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Pleven 288 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven is to bus and train which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Pleven. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki Monastiriou and arriving at Pleven via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Pleven is 338 km. The road distance is 460.8 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs 15€ - 23€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Pleven bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Thessaloniki Monastiriou station.

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Thessaloniki to Pleven bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Pleven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Pleven is 461 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Pleven.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Pleven. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Pleven.
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  • Distance: 211.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Pleven, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Pleven via Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof and Sofia in around 8 h 30 min.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36 - $39
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ELIT 97
Phone
064/84 54 52
Email
elit97@abv.bg
Website
elit97.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
elit97.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Hebros Bus Ltd.
Phone
032 65 78 11
Email
office@hebrosbus.com
Website
hebrosbus.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Pleven
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg

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