Location and connectivity


Plovdiv acts as a major link in the chain of transport corridors connecting Europe and Southwest Asia. The City’s strategic location provides fast highway and railway access to all major airports and ports in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. 

As a crossroad of three Pan-European Corridors (IV, VIII, and X), two highways and many key railway lines, Plovdiv is an attractive trade and logistics destination. 

The Region is home to 8 industrial parks with various profiles from agro to high-tech and logistics. They are strategically located at the outskirts of the City with fast access to the highways connecting Plovdiv with the rest of Europe and Asia.

Plovdiv hosts the only Intermodal Terminal in Bulgaria, which links land and railway transport, helping local companies conveniently import and export goods.  

Built over an area of 71,450 m² the terminal has sites for TIR operations, two rows containers storage site, area for damaged containers and equipment, special locations for refrigerating loading units, administrative building for serving customers, section for customs control and customs storehouse, etc. Its capacity is 80 000 intermodal transport units (UTI).

In addition to the Intermodal Terminal, there is also a Free Zone situated within the City which hosts a customs bureau, a branch of the Central Customs Plovdiv and a customs agency for the convenience of the clients.


By air

Plovdiv Airport is located in the outskirts of the City of Plovdiv, less than 20 minutes from the city center and is connected to the industrial zones through the Plovdiv Ring Road.

Currently there are regular flights to Germany, England, Ireland, Turkey and Israel. Due to the developing manufacturing sector in the region, the airport is also extensively used for cargo flights.

Sofia Airport (1h 20mins) – 80 international locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Africa.

Burgas (2hrs 30mins) Varna (4hrs) and Istanbul Airport (4hrs) – the busiest airport in Europe serving +260 destinations.

By land

Three of the ten Pan-European corridors intersect in Plovdiv, which act as links to Western Europe and Asia:

·         Corridor IV (Dresden–Bucharest–Sofia- Plovdiv– Istanbul);

·         Corridor VIII (Durrës- Sofia-Plovdiv-Varna/Burgas);

·         Corridor X (Salzburg–Belgrade-Plovdiv-Istanbul).

They also link to Corridor IX, less than an hour from Plovdiv, which passes through HelsinkiVyborgSt. PetersburgPskov GomelKyivLiubashivkaChișinăuBucharest to the North and ends at Alexandroupolis to the South.

By train

Plovdiv’s Railway Station also has a strategic location in the national railway system. It has the capacity of handling 32 trains and unloading 2000 wagons per day, with 18 licensed companies providing cargo transport services.


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