There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Plovdiv by plane, train, 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

Fly from Vienna, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  2. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$78 - $230

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Bus EAAA  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Plovdiv

$45 - $65

3 alternative options

Train to Bratislava, fly, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Sofia (SOF) BTS - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv

$51 - $234

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  18 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy Rj
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Plovdiv

Drive  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Plovdiv 722.1 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Plovdiv is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 17 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Plovdiv is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Plovdiv is 940 km. The road distance is 1155.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Vienna to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Plovdiv. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

EAAA operates a bus from Vienna to Plovdiv once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 17 h 30 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bratislava to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Vienna to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Bratislava to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com

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