How to travel from Plovdiv to Sofia

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from Plovdiv to Sofia

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

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bus

To get from Plovdiv to Sofia on Jun 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMPlovdiv2h00 08:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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07:00PMPlovdiv2h20 09:20PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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05:00PMPlovdiv2h20 07:20PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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03:10PMPlovdiv2h20 05:30PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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61One-way
01:00PMPlovdiv2h20 03:20PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
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61One-way

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Travel Information between Plovdiv and Sofia

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $8 (€8) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni National

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 81 miles (131 km) to Sofia from Plovdiv. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Union Ivkoni National among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Plovdiv to Sofia.

How to get from Plovdiv to Sofia

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Plovdiv to Sofia there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Plovdiv to Sofia: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Plovdiv to Sofia is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Sofia:

Taking a flight is about $8 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€8) for this route.

Taking a flight is about $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1) for this trip.

A flight is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $6 (€5) from Plovdiv to Sofia.

The fastest way to get to Sofia from Plovdiv is by bus with an average travel time of 2 h.

Other travel options to Sofia can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h.

You should expect to travel around 81 miles (131 km) between Plovdiv and Sofia.

The average frequency per day from Plovdiv to Sofia is:

  • 7 buses per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Пловдив, Автогара Юг 2 (Plovdiv, Avtogara Jug 2) to Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Plovdiv Airport to Sofia Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Plovdiv to Sofia, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni National to go to Sofia by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Union Ivkoni National Plovdiv to Sofia tickets on Omio for $8 (€8).

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

  • You can find 7 direct buses per day to Sofia with Karat-S or Union Ivkoni National.

Direct services to Sofia tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Plovdiv to Sofia doesn't have to end in Sofia. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bucharest, Burgas or Budapest. If you’d like to add Bucharest, Burgas or Budapest to your Plovdiv to Sofia tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sofia today!

Before traveling from Plovdiv to Sofia, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $8 (€8) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A ferry ticket costs $1 (€1) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $6 (€5) one way.

But we recommend booking Plovdiv to Sofia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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