How to travel from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki

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from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki

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

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To get from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki on Aug 12 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMPlovdiv7h30 05:30PMΘεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki), Monastiriou 63
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04:00PMPlovdiv6h55 10:55PMThessaloniki
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07:40AMPlovdiv7h20 03:00PMΘεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki), Monastiriou 63
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07:40AMPlovdiv7h35 03:15PMΘεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki), Monastiriou 63
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04:50PMPlovdiv8h00 12:50AMThessaloniki
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Travel Information from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $27 (€25) • 6 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBrittany Ferries

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 140 miles (225 km) from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki. Brittany Ferries is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki

Travel to Thessaloniki 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 Plovdiv to Thessaloniki.

International travel from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Thessaloniki, Greece is: Fully open.

Can I enter Greece if coming from Bulgaria?

Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Thessaloniki if traveling from Plovdiv?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Thessaloniki, Greece due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Greece must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki.

Return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria from Greece is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Bulgaria from Greece?

Entry into Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Bulgaria from Greece?

Requirements for reentering Bulgaria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bulgaria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Bulgaria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Plovdiv from Thessaloniki.

You can go from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki by bus, flight, ferry or train.

The fastest way to travel from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki is by bus with an average journey time of 6 h 55 min.

The distance is approximately 140 miles (225 km) from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki.

The average frequency per day from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Thessaloniki 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 from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki:

  • Buses mostly depart from Пловдив, Автогара Юг 2 (Plovdiv, Avtogara Jug 2) and arrive in Thessaloniki, Macedonia Intercity Bus Station.

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

  • Brittany Ferries can get you to Thessaloniki by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Brittany Ferries from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki for $27 (€25) on Omio.

Yes, there is a direct service from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Thessaloniki with Eurolines Germany, Union Ivkoni International, Arda Tur or Brittany Ferries with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Thessaloniki 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 trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Athens, Sofia or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Plovdiv and Thessaloniki itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Thessaloniki and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $27 (€25) one way on average.

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

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