Plovdiv to Sofia Bus

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It will take 2 hours 20 mins to reach from Plovdiv to Sofia. The earliest departure from Plovdiv is at 1:00 PM. And the last bus is at 7:00 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from EUR 8.

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Plovdiv to Sofia Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Karat-S (Карат-С) 13:00 19:00 2 hrs 20 mins EUR 8 4 BOOK TICKET

Plovdiv to Sofia Bus Service

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1:00 PM

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7:00 PM

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Plovdiv to Sofia Bus

Plovdiv to Sofia Bus Tickets

Plovdiv to Sofia is a commonly traversed bus route offering many options of bus operators for passengers. Sofia is the Bulgarian capital, while Plovdiv is an ancient city considered as Bulgaria’s cultural capital. Tourists enjoy spending a relaxed weekend in this old-timey city where the pace of life is relaxed and then head to Sofia, connecting to important European destinations. The average bus fare is about USD 8.

Buses are the most economical way to get from Plovdiv to Sofia. The distance between the two cities is about 135 km, and the journey can take up to 2 hours. There is so much footfall that you can easily find buses whether you want to travel by day or night. redBus is offering affordabl bus ticketing services in Bulgaria, and you can compare various options to zero in on the most suitable one for yourself. redBus is one of the largest bus ticket booking platforms, and you can get e-tickets or m-tickets from reliable operators.

How to book Plovdiv to Sofia bus tickets?

You can book Plovdiv to Sofia online bus tickets from the redBus home page. The steps involved in booking Plovdiv to Sofia bus tickets online with redBus are as follows:

• You have to enter ‘Plovdiv’ in the ‘From’ field and ‘Sofia in the ‘To’ field. Then, you can choose your preferred date(s) of travel and hit the ‘Search Buses’ button.

• All the Plovdiv to Sofia buses operating on that day will be displayed to you, and you can choose a preferred bus. You will then be able to choose your preferred seat from the seating layout.

• Then, you can enter the boarding/dropping point on the next page. Once you have entered all the details, click the ‘Proceed to Book’ button.

• In the next screen, enter the passenger details such as the name of the passenger(s), number of passengers, contact information, etc., and then click the ‘Proceed to Pay button.

• Once you complete the online payment process, your Plovdiv to Sofia bus booking will be confirmed. You will receive your e-ticket/M-ticket from redBus via SMS/mail within a short time.

Popular Bus operators on Plovdiv to Sofia coach route

Passengers travelling from Plovdiv to Sofia can exercise their options in choosing buses suiting their travel preferences. You can filter Plovdiv to Sofia buses from any operator of repute by using the search filter on redBus. The popular bus operators are as follows:

  • Karat S
  • Union Ivkoni

Boarding points in Plovdiv

Though Plovdiv is not as large a transport hub as Sofia, there are many operators providing robust bus services to the passengers. To browse buses from any specific boarding point in Plovdiv, apply the search filter on redBus. The journey fare will depend on the chosen boarding point though you will be informed beforehand if there are any changes. The top boarding points in Plovdiv are:

  • Plovdiv Central Train Station
  • Plovdiv Bus And Coach Station Sever

Drop-off Points in Sofia

Sofia has a well-developed bus network, being a major international transport hub. You can find many direct buses from Plovdiv. If you have some preferred bus operators, use the search filters to get dropped off at various points by them in Sofia. The fare for Plovdiv to Sofia bus route will be intimated accordingly, and you will be notified if it changes. The popular dropoff points in Sofia include:

  • Sofia Central Bus Station

Some of the top tourist destinations in Sofia include the Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, Sveti Georgi Rotunda, Vitosha Boulevard, Boyana Church, etc. Most of these locations are accessible from the bus drop-off points.

Plovdiv to Sofia bus price

The bus fares for travelling from Plovdiv to Sofia depend on the bus type, timings, number of passengers, and distance between the boarding and dropoff points. On average, the bus fares from Plovdiv to Sofia range from USD 6.38 to USD 8.49. You can choose from a range of operators according to your budget and desired amenities. With redBus, you can forego any middleman charges and even avail of discount coupons.

Plovdiv to Sofia bus timings

There are quite a few options for going from Plovdiv to Sofia from morning to evening. The earliest bus departs at 1:00 PM, while the last bus leaves at 6:51 PM. The journey is about 2 hours, and you would reach Sofia by nightfall. You can check out the timings before booking your seat on redBus, and you don’t even have to pay before doing so. You can get an idea of the expected duration of travel on your desired day.


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??
You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
At what time do buses start from Plovdiv to Sofia?
Buses from Plovdiv to Sofia generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Plovdiv to Sofia?
Plovdiv to Sofia is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
What is the easiest way to get to Sofia from Plovdiv?
Trains and buses are running between Plovdiv and Sofia. The buses work out to be cheaper and faster than any other option, even driving. You can get buses throughout the day at less than USD 9.
Can I find a direct bus from Plovdiv to Sofia?
Yes, there are quite a few direct buses plying from Plovdiv to Sofia. Getting a direct bus can save a lot of time on the journey. You can go by buses from Karat S or Union Ivkoni, both of whom have direct buses along this route, all day long.
Can I choose window seat in the bus?
Yes, you can choose to get a seat anywhere on the bus, whether the window seat or aisle seat. Upon choosing a bus, you will be shown the seating layout. We recommend booking well in advance to get seats of your choice. Since redBus shows you multiple operators to Sofia, you are very likely to get your preferred seat on anyone.
Can I cancel my bus ticket to Sofia?
You may cancel your ticket from the redBus site. However, you may not get a full refund of the bus ticket price. You can also reschedule your trip for another day once you cancel the trip. It's a lot less hassle just to check out all the available timings a few days around when you would like to leave from Plovdiv.
  • Plovdiv Central Train Station
  • Plovdiv Bus Station South
  • Plovdiv Bus and Coach Station Sever
  • Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  • Sofia Bus and Coach Station Zapad

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