How to get to Plovdiv
Plovdiv is situated near motorway Trakia (A1) that links the city with the capital Sofia.
Travelling by air
From Sofia Airport
Sofia Airport provides daily flights from and to many cities all over the world. Plovdiv is only a 70-minute-drive away from the airport. Sofia Airport provides all services necessary for completing your transfer.
For more information: https://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/passengers
The Sofia Airport is serviced by the following public transport:
- Line M4 of the metro (on the website of Metropolitan Sofia is available information about the scheme of the metro https://www.metropolitan.bg/en/scheme, information for tickets https://www.metropolitan.bg/en/information-for-citizens and the schedule of the metro (only in Bulgarian) https://www.metropolitan.bg/za-grazhdani/21-06-01) and
- Bus lines № 84, № 184 and № 384 of the public transport (their schedule is on the website of the Urban Mobility Center https://www.sofiatraffic.bg/en/transport/schedules).
Also, a free airport shuttle is provided between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the airport (schedule information here https://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/passengers/and-airport/inter-terminal).
From Plovdiv Airport
Plovdiv Airport is located 10 km from the city.
For more information: http://www.plovdivairport.com/en/home
Travelling by bus
From Central Bus Station Sofia
There is a bus going from Sofia to Plovdiv every hour. Last stop in Plovdiv - bus station South (Yug). Trip duration - 2 hours.
For more information: https://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/index.php#b
Other bus stations in the country
Over 80 settlements have direct bus line to Plovdiv.
Travelling by train
From Central Railway Station Sofia
You can take both direct express or fast trains travelling from Sofia to Plovdiv and trains travelling the lines Sofia - Svilengrad and Sofia - Burgas.
The trip duration is 2,30 hours.
From other railway stations
The towns that have direct railroad connection with Plovdiv are Burgas, Svilengrad, Karlovo, Panagyurishte, Peshtera, Hisar and Asenovgrad as well as many towns in Europe and the Middle East.
For more information: https://www.bdz.bg/en