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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Plovdiv to Sofia. Traveling by coach from Plovdiv to Sofia usually takes around 2 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Traventuria coach can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance82 mi (133 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price£6.67
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceKarat-S
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from Plovdiv to Sofia?

There are 3 bus lines from Plovdiv to Sofia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Karat-S usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Karat-S52h 21m£6.92
Traventuria43h 23m£20.65
Union Ivkoni22h 3m£7.41
  • Book Karat-S from Plovdiv to Sofia from £7. There are 5 Karat-S schedules from Plovdiv to Sofia and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Sofia. In Plovdiv, Karat-S departs to Sofia from Plovdiv Central Train Station Bus Stop and no other station. In Sofia, Karat-S arrives at Central Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Karat-S from Plovdiv to Sofia takes 2 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Sofia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Sofia.

  • Traventuria is a renowned passenger transport company in Bulgaria, offering 14 routes connecting three cities. With reliable service and an average of six daily trips, Traventuria specializes in connecting Sofia with the popular ski resorts of Bansko and Borovets. Their coaches have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and friendly drivers who make regular stops to ensure passenger comfort.

  • 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 coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 2 trips per day on the route from Plovdiv to Sofia, and the trip usually takes 2 hours and 3 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 82 miles from Plovdiv to Sofia. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 30 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Plovdiv to Sofia at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Plovdiv to Sofia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Plovdiv to Sofia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Plovdiv to Sofia without transferring.

City Information


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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 coach services also offer daily transportation to the city. The vast majority of them operate out of the Sofia Central Bus Station.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Plovdiv?

Main departure station: Plovdiv Central Train Station Bus Stop

Coaches to Sofia leave from 4 stations in Plovdiv.

All coach stations in Plovdiv:

  • Plovdiv Central Train Station Bus Stop

  • Plovdiv Ul. "Kapitan Raycho Nikolov"

  • Bus Station

  • Bus Station South

Where does the coach arrive in Sofia?

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

The Central Bus Station Mariya Luiza is in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Buses here run a regular service to Chisinau in Moldova, stopping at other Bulgarian cities on the way. There are also long-distance services going as far as Sunny Beach, Thessaloniki, and even Istanbul. The Central Bus station is located right next to the Central Railway Station, which has a waiting area and cafe. The Bus Station is also a short walk to the city center, which has a variety of major shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Coach stations in Sofia:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Airport Arrivals Terminal 2

  • Airport Departure Terminal 1

  • Sofia Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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