Plovdiv airport is located 12 kilometres from the city, near the village Krumovo. It was initially established as a military base and later became a civil flights airport. Its exact location is 42°04’35.1″N 24°50’37.1″E / 42.076402, 24.843627
Situated 3 km from the terminal is train station Mavrudovo (Маврудово). From there you can easily catch the first train to Plovdiv (Пловдив) on the Asenovgrad-Plovdiv route. There is a train approximately every round hour. The price of the ticket is around 1.30 leva. You can check the train schedule online at http://razpisanie.bdz.bg/
For those who prefer to rent a car, this is also an option. There are several companies which offer this service. Bear in mind that you have to reserve your vehicle in advance. For more information about prices and rental conditions, visit the sites of the companies Hertz, Choice rent-a-car, Firefly, Thrifty.
Taking a taxi is also an option, which should cost around 30 leva. Be very careful, though! There are companies which charge much more than the fair price. There is an information sign about the official taxi companies, their phone numbers and rates inside the terminal. Always double-check the name and phone number of the company before starting your trip. The rates (listed on the front window of the car) should be similar to these:
Price per kilometer: 0.80 lv
Starting price: 0.90 lv
Price for minute of waiting: 0.20 lv
The low-cost carrier Ryanair operates regular flights to and from Plovdiv. The terminal is also used for charter flights.
In the summer period, until the end of October there are direct flights to and from Brussels Charleroi, London Stansted and Milano Bergamo. During the winter there are flights to London Stansted three times per week. Detailed schedules and ticket prices you can find at https://www.ryanair.com
For flight information you can call +359 32 601 127
Besides nice modern architecture, the airport offers vending machines with snacks and coffee. There are ATM machines, which you can use to withdraw cash in the local currency – lev. Close to the departure gates there is a Duty free shop where you can buy some last-minute gifts.
The nickname of the airport is “the Southern gate of Bulgaria”. In the 1940s and 1950s, Plovdiv airport was part of a well established internal flights network. During the International Plovdiv fair, the airport welcomed around 25 airplanes per day.
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