Sofia to Plovdiv Bus

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It will take 2 hours 20 mins to reach from Sofia to Plovdiv. The earliest departure from Sofia is at 8:10 AM. And the last bus is at 12:10 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from EUR 8.

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Sofia to Plovdiv Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Karat-S (Карат-С) 08:10 12:10 2 hrs 20 mins EUR 8 4 BOOK TICKET

Sofia to Plovdiv Bus Service

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Earliest Bus


8:10 AM

Last Bus


12:10 PM

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Sofia to Plovdiv Bus

Sofia and Plovdiv are the largest cities in Bulgaria. They are the cultural centres of the country. Travelling by buses from Sofia to Plovdiv is quite easy, fast and inexpensive, thanks to the well-developed transportation system between these two cities. The distance between the two cities is 144 km, making an average travel time of 2 hours with an average fare of 7 USD (5.7 Euro).

Bus Operators servicing Sofia to Plovdiv Route

Three operators operate on the Sofia to Plovdiv bus routes:


  • Departure: Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Arrival: Plovdiv Central Train Station
  • Duration: 2 hrs13 mins
  • Price: 8.91 USD (7 Euros)

Karat-S (Карат-С)

  • Departure: Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Arrival: Plovdiv Central Train Station
  • Duration: 2 hrs 16 mins
  • Price: 6.36 USD (5 Euros)

Union Ivkoni

  • Departure: Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Arrival: Plovdiv bus and Coach Station Sever
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Price: 7.30 USD (5.7 Euros)

L arn more about Plovdiv

After visiting the beautiful city of Sofia, the next best destination is Plovdiv, so do not hesitate to board any Sofia to Plovdiv bus to discover this city. It is considered one of Bulgaria's most popular tourist destinations and is among the oldest cities in Europe. Since the creation of Plovdiv, there have been numerous cultural exchanges from the Thracian, Roman and Byzantine cultures, resulting in many cultural and commercial hotspots in the city that you do not want to miss. Among these, you can find:

  • The Old Town: Since Plovdiv was built on seven different hills (Plovdiv Tepes), the old town is located on three different Tepes: Nebet Tepe, Dzhambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe. Together these Tepes form a complex architectural and historical spot. Here, you can appreciate the beauty of the colourful buildings and find other interesting places like the Ethnographic Museum or the Eastern Gate to the city.

  • The Ancient Theatre: Built almost 20 centuries ago, the ancient Roman theatre was rediscovered in the 1970s and is still used to host between 5000 and 7000 spectators.

  • Kapana District: This district means 'trap', and it will literally trap you into its art and beauty. It hosts many shops and galleries. It is located between the hills of Taksim and Nebet.

  • Asen's Fortress: Heading to the southeast of the city, you can find a medieval castle that dates from the Thracians. This impressive stone structure that offers a beautiful landscape also hosts a medieval Eastern Orthodox church that contains a 14th-century mural.

Advantages of booking with redBus

When travelling to other places, looking for bus tickets can be difficult. Going through agencies and bus counters is not always easy, and the process makes it difficult to compare the different prices or time schedules. To book tickets for buses from Sofia to Plovdiv, you can visit the redBus website.

With redBus, you do not need to worry about these problems anymore, and booking your Sofia to Plovdiv bus trip becomes easy. You can buy bus tickets online at low rates from anywhere for buses from Sofia to Plovdiv and compare the fares, distance, schedule, amenities, etc., of different operators online at one platform when you use redBus. In addition, the filter and sorting features make it possible for people to search for buses based on specific needs. redBus allows you to make payments online for your tickets for Sofia to Plovdiv bus.

Book your Sofia to Plovdiv bus ticket with redBus to explore Plovdiv. You can find many accommodation options, from small, modest hostels to luxurious places so you can enjoy the vast experiences the city has to offer.

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At what time do buses start from Sofia to Plovdiv?
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  • Sofia Central Bus Station
  • Plovdiv Central Train Station
  • Plovdiv Bus Station South
  • Plovdiv Bus and Coach Station Sever

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