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There are 5 intercity buses per day from Sofia to Plovdiv. Traveling by bus from Sofia to Plovdiv usually takes around 2 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.
|Distance||82 mi (133 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 45m|
|Trips per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Union Ivkoni|
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What bus companies travel from Sofia to Plovdiv?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Sofia to Plovdiv. Union Ivkoni is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Union Ivkoni||5||2h 53m||$12.06|
Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 5 trips per day on the route from Sofia to Plovdiv, and the trip usually takes 2 hours and 53 minutes to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Sofia to Plovdiv during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Sofia to Plovdiv?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 133 kilometers from Sofia to Plovdiv. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Plovdiv at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sofia?
The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sofia to Plovdiv, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Plovdiv each day?
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The Bulgarian capital of Sofia lies in the Sofia Valley at the foot of Vitosha mountain. Known for its vast history stretching over seven millennia, Sofia is one of Europe's oldest cities, making for a metropolis where long-standing traditions meet modern entertainment.
Sofia's most iconic and popular tourist destination is the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Completed in 1912 and built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War, the cathedral's crypt is open to visitors and has a vast collection of religious icons.
Because of Sofia's fascinatingly long history, it is no surprise that the city is filled with various historic sites and era-defining buildings. The Rotunda Church of St. George is one such place and is said to be the oldest building in Sofia. This ruin dates back to the 4th century, and the fact alone that it has remained mostly unscathed since then is reason enough to visit.
Sofia has also developed a vibrant contemporary scene, with many festivals and events taking place annually, including the internationally prominent Sofia Independent Film Festival and the GuitArt Festival.
Sofia can be easily reached by air via its conveniently located international airport, as well as by rail from various cities in nearby countries, including Istanbul, Belgrade and Bucharest. Various international and national bus services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.
Where does the bus leave from in Sofia?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
Most buses depart from the main station in Sofia.
All bus stations in Sofia:
Central Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Plovdiv?
Main arrival station: Bus Station
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Plovdiv.
Bus stations in Plovdiv:
Bus Station South
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