You can get from Plovdiv to Bansko in the following ways: by bus, by train, by rented car or by ordering a transfer.
Buses to Bansko leave from the Rodopi bus station and the North bus station, and the train from the railway station, so if you arrive in Plovdiv by plane, you must first get to the desired station. You can do this by taxi.
See the Avtogari.info website for the bus schedule for Bansko
Train timetables on bdz.bg
On the shortest route, driving from Plovdiv to Bansko is about 150 km along a mountain road, it will take more time than traveling from Sofia to Bansko.
Buses from Plovdiv to Bansko depart from the Rodopi and North bus stations. Buses do not run from the airport to Bansko, so if you arrive in Plovdiv by plane, you first need to get to the selected bus station.
Since there is no regular bus service between the airport and the city, it is best to book a taxi in advance or take it at the airport.
Please note that from the Rhodope Bus Station, buses to Bansko run 2 times a day, and from the North only once.
The bus schedule can be checked on the website Avtogari.info
Trains to Bansko leave from the central railway station in Plovdiv, which is located on 46 Hristo Botev street. Buses No. 12 and No. 116 run from the city to the station.
Please note that there is no direct train to Bansko, you will need a transfer in the city of Septemvri, so it will take a lot of time to travel by train.
You can buy train tickets at the box office or on the website BDZ.bg
This is a very convenient option, as the car can be taken right at the airport and immediately hit the road!
We recommend using offline maps in the Maps.me application, and search and book a car through the service EconomyBookings.
If you choose comfort and speed, then the best way to get to Bansko from the airport is an individual car transfer.
The driver will meet you at the airport and comfortably take you to the hotel or apartments in Bansko, Razlog or Pirin Golf.
There will be drinking water in the car and, if necessary (must be ordered in advance) a child seat.