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Coaches from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv

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Thessaloniki - Plovdiv Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity coaches per day from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv. Traveling by coach from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv usually takes around 9 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Citylines coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance139 mi (224 km)
Shortest duration6h 55m
Cheapest price£21.54
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceUnion Ivkoni
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv?

There are 3 coach lines from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Union Ivkoni usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur11d 7h 30m£24.17
Citylines27h 40m£21.93
Union Ivkoni39h 51m£23.18
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv from £24. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Plovdiv. In Thessaloniki, Arda Tur departs to Plovdiv from Monastiriou Bus Stop and no other station. In Plovdiv, Arda Tur arrives at Bus Station South and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv takes 31 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Plovdiv in 6 hours and 55 minutes .

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

  • Citylines

    Citylines

    Book Citylines from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv from £22. There are 2 Citylines schedules from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Plovdiv. In Thessaloniki, Citylines departs to Plovdiv from Monastiriou 28 and 1 other station. In Plovdiv, Citylines arrives at Bus Station South and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Citylines from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv takes 7 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Citylines trip will get you to Plovdiv in 6 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Citylines offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Plovdiv.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    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 3 trips per day on the route from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv, and the trip usually takes 9 hours and 51 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv?

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 139 miles from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Thessaloniki?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 08:00. To see the times for all coaches from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Plovdiv are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Thessaloniki to Plovdiv every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Thessaloniki?

Main departure station: Monastiriou Bus Stop

Coaches to Plovdiv leave from 4 stations in Thessaloniki.

All coach stations in Thessaloniki:

  • Monastiriou Bus Stop

  • Bus Station KTEL

  • Monastiriou 28

  • Macedonia Intercity Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Plovdiv?

Main arrival station: Bus Station South

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Plovdiv.

Coach stations in Plovdiv:

  • Bus Station South

  • Plovdiv Central Railway Station

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