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Sofia to Plovdiv by bus

The journey from Sofia to Plovdiv by bus is 132.07 km and takes 2 hrs 14 mins. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 08:00 and the last at 17:00. It is possible to travel from Sofia to Plovdiv by bus for as little as €7.83 or as much as €38.66. The best price for this journey is €7.83.

Lowest Price€7.83
Journey Duration2 hrs 14 mins
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price€7.83
Highest Price€38.66
First Departure08:00
Last Departure17:00
Distance132.07 km
DepartureSofia
ArrivalPlovdiv
CarriersUnion Ivkoni, Karat - S

Sofia to Plovdiv Bus Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Sofia to Plovdiv. On average, though, you'll pay about €20.01 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as €7.83, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv will cost you €20.01. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does the journey from Sofia to Plovdiv take by bus?

The average journey time is 2 hrs 14 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 132.07 km from Sofia to Plovdiv. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Sofia to Plovdiv to take longer than 2 hrs 14 mins. The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is around 132.07 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hrs 14 mins. However, the fastest routes between Sofia and Plovdiv take 1 hr 50 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Sofia to Plovdiv leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Sofia at 08:00. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 17:00. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sofia and Plovdiv. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first departure of the night from Sofia to Plovdiv leaves at 08:00, while the last journey sets out at 17:00. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Sofia and Plovdiv. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many daily journeys are there from Sofia to Plovdiv?

On average, there are 20 daily departures from Sofia to Plovdiv. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 20 departures from Sofia which travel directly to Plovdiv. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sofia to Plovdiv. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sofia to Plovdiv, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Sofia to Plovdiv.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €7.22 to €8.28 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 13% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv

The cheapest Sofia - Plovdiv bus tickets can be found for as low as €4.78 if you’re lucky, or €7.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €8.17.

Find the best day to travel to Plovdiv by bus

When travelling to Plovdiv by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Union Ivkoni is a Bulgarian bus company that operates domestically and internationally. Founded in 1992, the company has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Bulgaria, with a fleet of over 1,000 buses. Union Ivkoni offers a wide range of services, including regular bus lines, charter services, and international routes to destinations throughout Europe. The company is known for its modern fleet, comfortable buses, and reliable service.

Services on board Union Ivkoni, Karat - S and Traventuria from Sofia to Plovdiv
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Sofia to Plovdiv CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
9.24kg
Bus
9.91kg
Flight
26.41kg
Car
21.13kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv?
A bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv is €20.01. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as €7.83.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Sofia to Plovdiv is €7.83. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Sofia and Plovdiv by bus?
Sofia to Plovdiv is 132.07 km.
How long does the bus between Sofia and Plovdiv take?
Sofia to Plovdiv is on average 2 hrs 14 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 50 mins.
Which companies operate from Sofia to Plovdiv?
The bus journey from Sofia to Plovdiv is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Union Ivkoni, Karat - S and Traventuria.
How many bus connections per day go from Sofia to Plovdiv?
Sofia to Plovdiv has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Sofia to Plovdiv leave?
The earliest bus from Sofia to Plovdiv departs at 08:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Sofia to Plovdiv depart?
The latest bus from Sofia to Plovdiv departs at 17:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is €7.83 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Sofia to Plovdiv?
There are on average 20 direct connection(s) from Sofia to go to Plovdiv.
What's the fastest journey time between Sofia to Plovdiv by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Sofia and Plovdiv is 1 hr 50 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Sofia to Plovdiv?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Sofia and Plovdiv.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sofia to Plovdiv by bus?
The bus journey from Sofia to Plovdiv creates 9.91kg of CO2 emissions.