Plovdiv airport is situated at about 9 km from the city. The airport is offering no regular flights and is specialized in international charter passenger flights only throughout the year. The busiest period is the winter season when a huge number of foreign tourists fly in to go to one of the top 3 Bulgarian ski resorts – Pamporovo (60 km), Borovets (90 km) and Bansko (160 km).
Plovdiv Central Railway Station is well organised. Computer screens at the station entrance and in the underpass leading to the platforms list recent arrivals and upcoming departures. The office is always open.
The South Bus Station is across the Railway Station. From this station set off the buses for Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgarian Black Sea coast and a lot of international routes, including Istanbul. Most of the buses leave every 2 hours but on rush hours there are buses on every hour and half an hour.
Rodopi Bus Station is behind the Central Railway Station and is very useful for many small towns in Rhodope mountains. From here you can take a bus to Bachkovo monastery, Haskovo, Kardjali, Smolyan and famous winter ski resort Pamporovo. The bus station is modern with café.