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There are 4 ways to get from Varna to Plovdiv by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Varna to Plovdiv 8632

$10 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Varna to Plovdiv

$12 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Varna to Plovdiv 246.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Sofia (SOF) VAR - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv

$27 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Varna to Plovdiv is to train which costs $10 - $11 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varna to Plovdiv is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Varna and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Varna and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Varna and Plovdiv is 285 km. The road distance is 394.5 km.

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The best way to get from Varna to Plovdiv without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $10 - $11.

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The train from Varna to Plovdiv takes 5 h 48 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Varna to Plovdiv bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Varna station.

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

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The best way to get from Varna to Plovdiv is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $10 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $35 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Varna to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 177.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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

Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Varna to Plovdiv once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $11 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, BG Razpisanie operates a bus from Varna to Plovdiv twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Varna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Varna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Varna to Plovdiv bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Varna to Plovdiv is 395 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Varna to Plovdiv.

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Bulgaria Air offers flights from Varna Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 550+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varna to Varna Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $4.

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