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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus ATVO S.p.A., train  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Autobusni kolodvor to Sofia Serdika Florentia Bus
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 8627

$40 - $54

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Bus Georg  •  15 h 17 min

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

$102 - $131

Bus Dary Commerce  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Motel Plitvice to Plovdiv

Bus Yubim, train  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Plovdiv 493 / ...

$136 - $167

Drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Plovdiv 584.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Zagreb, train  •  9 h 26 min

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

$133 - $338

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly, train  •  9 h 22 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

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv is to bus and train which costs 260 kn - 350 kn and takes 15 h 15 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 15 h 17 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 and train which takes 15 h 15 min and costs 260 kn - 350 kn.

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It takes approximately 15 h 15 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 Avtogari, arrive at Plovdiv station.

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Plovdiv is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 5:28 PM in Zagreb and 6:28 PM in Plovdiv.

Map of how to get from Zagreb to Plovdiv.
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  • Distance: 506.8 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plovdiv via Sofia in around 15 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 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 and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 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, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Iskarsko Shose to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
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
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
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $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
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hebrosbus.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
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
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

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

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There are 583+ hotels available in Plovdiv. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31 min and costs .

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