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There are 8 ways to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv by bus, car, plane, train or shuttle

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$42 - $62

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Bus Georg  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$103 - $135

Bus Dary Commerce  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Motel Plitvice to Plovdiv

Drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Plovdiv 584.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Zagreb to Sofia, train  •  9 h 44 min

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

$139 - $452

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Sofia, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Sofia (SOF) LJU - SOF
  3. Take the train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv

$148 - $673

Fly Zagreb to Skopje, bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Skopje (SKP) ZAG - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Plovdiv

$99 - $367

Shuttle, shuttle to Vienna, fly to Sofia, train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  4. Take the train from Iskarsko shose to Plovdiv

$131 - $864

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv is to bus which costs 270 kn - 410 kn and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv is to drive which costs 700 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 9 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Plovdiv. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Plovdiv via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Plovdiv is 811 km. The road distance is 935.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 34 min and costs 270 kn - 410 kn.

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It takes approximately 13 h 34 min to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Zagreb station.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Plovdiv bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 9:19 AM in Zagreb and 10:19 AM in Plovdiv.

Map of how to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 506.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 34 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plovdiv via Sofia Serdika, Serdika, Central Station, and Sofia in around 13 h 34 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Zagreb to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Union Ivkoni
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Zagreb Motel Plitvice to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280
Shuttle from Zagreb to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Maribor to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $450
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $50
Private
$170 - $450
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Plovdiv is 935 km. It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to drive from Zagreb to Plovdiv.

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Air France, CSA, Bulgaria Air and five other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 510+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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