Karlovo Transportation

  • The Town Centre Bus Stop
    The Town Centre Bus Stop
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  • Bus At The Main Avtogara
    Bus At The Main Avtogara
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  • On The Kastel Export Bus
    On The Kastel Export Bus
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    Buses From Plovdiv

    by johngayton Updated Jan 21, 2010

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    The Town Centre Bus Stop
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    For a day out from Plovdiv buses run from the city's South (Yug) bus station every hour with a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Karlovo town's bus station (Avtogara) is south of the town centre but the buses stop and pick up from a stop in the centre itself. The service is run by two complimentary bus companies, Hebros and Kastel Export, with a single fare (Jan 2010) of 4.60 leva.

    This is a pleasant journey which becomes very scenic as you approach the mountains and as a bonus you get the perfumed treat of the rose plantations as you pass.

    Websites below have the relevant companies' timetables.

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    If You're In No Hurry...

    by johngayton Written Jan 20, 2010

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    Local Transport
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    ...then you can always try hitching a lift on the local's transport.

    OK Just gratuitous use of the pics! Karlovo actually does have a good local public bus system. However unless you want to visit somewhere out of the town everywhere of interest is in easy walking distance.

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    If You Want To Save 1 lev...

    by johngayton Written Jan 20, 2010

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    Train Station (from the bus)

    ...take the train!

    The single bus fare (Jan 2010) to Karlovo from Plovdiv was 4.60 leva (no matter which company you use) but the train is only 3.60 and the track follows pretty much the same route as the bus.

    The drawbacks though are that the trains take about 20 minutes longer (because of the frequent stops en route), there's only about 4 services a day (whereas the buses run hourly all day) and the railway station is at the bottom end of the town, about 15 minutes walk into the centre.

    That said - if I'd known the train times on my last visit and there had been one at a suitable time on my way back I would have used it - at least the trains have toilets!

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