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Bus Sofia to Plovdiv: Trip Overview
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According to customer reviews, the bus service received positive feedback for its professional drivers and easy check-in process. Customers also appreciated the good service that allowed them to travel as planned from Sofia to Plovdiv. The company was praised for its punctuality, with departures on time and arrival before schedule. Overall, customers found it an excellent value service and would use it again in the future.
Karat-S Sofia Plovdiv recent customer reviews
The bus was confortable and clean, the driver waspleasant and drov proffesional and smoothly. It was a pleasant experience. Thanks. Zeev
Safe journey, arrived on time. However, no wifi or charging points or toilet as advertised.
I'm not sure if the route was cancelled or it just didn't exist, so we had to wait more until bus arrived. After that only people with paper tickets were allowed on the board and we had to wait outside for 20 minutes, until they let us in. There was written that it has a toilet on the board, but there wasn't and at the station it was for payment in cash lev only, so we had to wait until the end of the trip.
If you're looking for reliable, comfortable transportation in Bulgaria, Traventuria is a good option. The company offers a variety of routes, making it easy and affordable to get around. On any given day, 221 buses leave from various locations, ensuring convenient departure times. With prices ranging from $27.00 to $41.00, the buses are well-maintained and comfortable. Whether you need transportation for business or pleasure, Traventuria gets you where you want to go for a fair price.
Customers have expressed overall satisfaction with the bus service, mentioning reasonable fares and punctuality. However, there are a few negative reviews stating that the bus did not arrive as scheduled, resulting in passengers having to take alternative transportation at their own expense.
Union Ivkoni Sofia Plovdiv recent customer reviews
The bus did not come, and I had to take train instead and pay for the train ticket!
Very good maybe could of done with a 5 min toilet break half way thru the journey
I have given two stars for the staff as the woman who checked our tickets was very offhand. She seemed angry that our tickets were on a mobile device and not a paper copy. I couldn't understand what she was saying as she spoke Bulgarian, but she made it very clear that she was put out. The bus trip itself was ok.
Sofia to Plovdiv Buses
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|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||8:00AM - 5:00PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$12|
|Minimum Trip Duration||1h50m|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||2h20m|
|Distance||83 miles (133 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Karat-S, Traventuria, Union Ivkoni|
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Frequently asked questions for your trip Sofia - Plovdiv
The bus is the best choice to get to Plovdiv without a car. Traveling by bus offers a budget-friendly, secure, and easy way to go between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.
The travel time from Sofia to Plovdiv is about 2h 20m, although the fastest bus will take 1h 50m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 82 miles (133 km) that separate the two cities.
About 82 miles (133 km) separate Sofia and Plovdiv.
You can choose from 7 travel times and travel with Karat-S, Traventuria and Union Ivkoni. The number of buses operating from Sofia to Plovdiv may change based on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from Sofia to Plovdiv a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!
The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.
Most of the buses traveling from Sofia to Plovdiv leave from Serdika and arrive at Sever. These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.
You can save a lot of money on your trip from Sofia to Plovdiv by choosing to travel by bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $11.
The average price of a one-way ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv is $12. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $11 and $41, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.
Yes, it's possible to take a day trip from Sofia to Plovdiv! The total time it takes to make a round-trip between Sofia and Plovdiv is about 3h 40m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Plovdiv before returning to Sofia in the evening.
Once in Plovdiv, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are City Art Gallery - Exposition of Encho Pironkov, Museum Center of Modern History - Exposition'The Soul of Japanese Doll', Regional Natural Science Museum: Tropical Hall, City Art Gallery: Exposition of Georgi Bozhilov - Slona and Icon Gallery.
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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Sofia to Plovdiv, as early as possible.
You can expect to pay from $9 to $38 for a bus ticket from Sofia to Plovdiv based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $9 which is on 2023-12-10.
Usually TRAT, UIVO will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Sofia and Plovdiv!
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Sofia to Plovdiv.
Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Sofia to Plovdiv will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Sofia to Plovdiv, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
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