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Sofia to Plovdiv bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€4.97
Fastest time2h 0m
Trips per day16
bus carriers4
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Sofia to Plovdiv were €5.20.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Sofia to Plovdiv?

The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is approximately 82.39 miles, or 132.57 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Sofia to Plovdiv?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Sofia to Plovdiv by bus is on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Sunday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Sofia to Plovdiv?

On average there are 16 bus trips per day. Karat-S has the most options for departures from Sofia to Plovdiv, with an average of 9 trips per day and 9 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers currently travel from Sofia to Plovdiv. Of the 16 trips there are 16 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

4 carriers offer Sofia to Plovdiv bus trips

Arda-Tur National

Book Arda-Tur National from Sofia to Plovdiv from €6.96. There are 1 Arda-Tur National schedules from Sofia to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay €6.96 for a Arda-Tur National ticket to Plovdiv. In Sofia, Arda-Tur National departs to Plovdiv from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Plovdiv, Arda-Tur National arrives at Central Bus Station South and no other station.

An average trip on Arda-Tur National from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Arda-Tur National offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €6.96 for a weekend getaway trip to Plovdiv.

Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
€6.96

Citylines

Book Citylines from Sofia to Plovdiv from €4.97. There are 5 Citylines schedules from Sofia to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay €4.97 for a Citylines ticket to Plovdiv. In Sofia, Citylines departs to Plovdiv from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Plovdiv, Citylines arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on Citylines from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 2 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Plovdiv in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Citylines offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay €4.97 for a weekend getaway trip to Plovdiv.

Avg. Time
2h 19m
Avg. Price
€4.97

Karat-S

Book Karat-S from Sofia to Plovdiv from €4.97. There are 9 Karat-S schedules from Sofia to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay €4.97 for a Karat-S ticket to Plovdiv. In Sofia, Karat-S departs to Plovdiv from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Plovdiv, Karat-S arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on Karat-S from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Plovdiv in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Karat-S offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay €4.97 for a weekend getaway trip to Plovdiv.

Avg. Time
2h 20m
Avg. Price
€4.97

Union Ivkoni

Book Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Plovdiv from €6.61. There are 1 Union Ivkoni schedules from Sofia to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay €6.61 for a Union Ivkoni ticket to Plovdiv. In Sofia, Union Ivkoni departs to Plovdiv from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Plovdiv, Union Ivkoni arrives at Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on Union Ivkoni from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Union Ivkoni offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €6.61 for a weekend getaway trip to Plovdiv.

Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
€6.61
Buses to Plovdiv depart from one main station in Sofia:
  • Central Bus Station
Buses arrive in Plovdiv at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Plovdiv for trips arriving from Sofia:
  • Central Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Central Bus Station South

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