How to get from Sofia to Plovdiv

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from Sofia to Plovdiv

You can get from Sofia to Plovdiv by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Sofia to Plovdiv on 19 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)2h20 10:30Plovdiv
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08:10София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)2h20 10:30Plovdiv
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17:00София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)2h00 19:00Plovdiv
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10:00София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)2h20 12:20Plovdiv
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10:50София, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)2h20 13:10Plovdiv
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Travel Information to Plovdiv from Sofia

distanceDistance81 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £4 • 2 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £5 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKarat-S

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 81 miles to Plovdiv from Sofia. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Karat-S among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Sofia to Plovdiv.

Travel Tips: Travel from Sofia to Plovdiv

Travel to Plovdiv easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sofia to Plovdiv.

There are 4 ways to travel between Sofia and Plovdiv including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Sofia to Plovdiv is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Plovdiv:

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Plovdiv by coach, which costs on average £5 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Plovdiv from Sofia is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Plovdiv that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Plovdiv by train can take on average 2 h 42 min.

The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is around 81 miles.

The average frequency per day from Sofia to Plovdiv is:

  • 17 coaches a day.
  • 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Plovdiv from Sofia as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Sofia to Plovdiv:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv depart from Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара) to Пловдив, Автогара Юг 2 (Plovdiv, Avtogara Jug 2).

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Sofia to Plovdiv:

  • You can take a coach from Sofia to Plovdiv with Karat-S. Cheap tickets can be found for £5 with Karat-S from Sofia to Plovdiv.

Yes, there are direct routes from Sofia to Plovdiv with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Plovdiv with Karat-S or Union Ivkoni National with 17 direct coaches per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Plovdiv tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Many of our customers travelling from Sofia to Plovdiv don't make Plovdiv their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Stara Zagora, Varna or Veliko Tarnovo, either of which you could add to your Sofia and Plovdiv trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Plovdiv to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Sofia and Plovdiv, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £4 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Sofia and Plovdiv online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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