How to travel from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv

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from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv

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

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

08:00AMΘεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki), Monastiriou 637h30 03:30PMPlovdiv
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01:15AMThessaloniki8h30 09:45AMPlovdiv
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01:30AMThessaloniki7h30 09:00AMPlovdiv
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12:30AMΘεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki), Monastiriou 637h45 08:15AMPlovdiv
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12:30AMThessaloniki7h40 08:10AMPlovdiv
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Travel Information between Thessaloniki and Plovdiv

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 Thessaloniki to Plovdiv. Brittany Ferries is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv.

Travel Tips: Travel from Thessaloniki 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 Thessaloniki to Plovdiv.

Travel between Thessaloniki, Greece and Plovdiv, Bulgaria is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Greece enter Bulgaria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Plovdiv from Thessaloniki?

Conditions of entry into Bulgaria:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Bulgaria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Plovdiv from Thessaloniki.

The restriction level for your return to Thessaloniki, Greece from Bulgaria is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Thessaloniki from Plovdiv restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Thessaloniki from Plovdiv?

Conditions of reentry into Greece:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Thessaloniki, Greece?

You should observe these safety measures in Greece as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Greece was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Thessaloniki from Plovdiv closer to your date of departure here.

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

A bus is the fastest way to get to Plovdiv from Thessaloniki with an average travel time for this journey around 6 h 55 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv is:

  • 2 buses per day.

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv depart from Thessaloniki, Macedonia Intercity Bus Station to Пловдив, Автогара Юг 2 (Plovdiv, Avtogara Jug 2).

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

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

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

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to Plovdiv with Union Ivkoni International, Arda Tur or Brittany Ferries.

Direct services to Plovdiv 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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv? Many Omio customers who go from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Sofia, Stara Zagora or Varna. If you're looking to explore Sofia, Stara Zagora or Varna from Plovdiv, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

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

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

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