Travel and Accommodation

Find out how you can get to Plovdiv

How to get there

The city has a small international airport, but it can be easily reached by car, bus or train from the international airport of Sofia, which is located approx. 150km away. 

Sofia airport is well connected to Sofia bus and railway station by metro which takes approx. 30-40 minutes. ( The ticket price is 1.6 lv (0.80 cents). 
A taxi from the airport to bus and railway station will take approx. 20-30 min. and costs 20 lv. (10 Euro). 
There are buses and trains from Sofia to Plovdiv every hour or half an hour. 
  • By bus it takes about 2 hours and the ticket costs 12-14 lv. (6-7 Euro). This is the timetable (Go to Domestic Departures – Select station Plovdiv NOT Plovdiv Sever/Yug):
  • By train it takes 2.5 – 3.00 hours, second class costs approx. 10 lv. (5 Euro) and  first class is 12 lv. (6 Euro):
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Where to stay

Plovdiv offers a variety of options for accommodation, ranging from 5-star hotels to modest hostels and Airbnb apartments. The municipality of Plovdiv has made arrangements with selected hotels which will offer a discount to conference participants.

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