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How to get to Plovdiv

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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.

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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, information for tickets and the schedule of the metro (only in Bulgarian) and

- Bus lines № 84, № 184 and № 384 of the public transport (their schedule is on the website of the Urban Mobility Center

Also, a free airport shuttle is provided between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the airport (schedule information here

From Plovdiv Airport

Plovdiv Airport is located 10 km from the city.

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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.

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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.

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