There are 3 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv by bus 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  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd

$21

Cheapest option

Bus via Sofia  •  7 h 33 min

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

$17 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv 267.7 miles

$60 - $95

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki Monastiriou and arriving at Plovdiv Zob Süd. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Plovdiv is 226 km. The road distance is 428.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd takes 7 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Thessaloniki to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Plovdiv Zob Süd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Plovdiv is 428 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv.

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There are 496+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 141.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

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

Arda Tur operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Plovdiv Zob Süd
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $36
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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

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