It's very easy to find Plovdiv Guesthouse because of its central location on the main street of the Old Plovdiv district. If you come from the Plovdiv city center, walking on its main pedestrian street you need to get to the Central Mosque with the underground remains of the Roman Stadium besides. From there, beyond the small garden (the so called "Mosque garden"), you need to take the pavement street going uphill into the Old town. You go only straight and up and in about 3-4 min. walk you'll find the guesthouse on your right.
Our GPS coordinates are as follows: latitude 42.149326 ; longtitude 24.752530
If you come for the first time or by means of transportation below you'll find the easiest directions.
Once you walk out the Central railway station you'll see a bus station in front of you. You may catch buses ? 7, 20, 26 (bus ticket – 0, 30 EURO) or mini-bus shuttle ? 2 (shuttle ticket – 0, 35 EURO). You need to get off at the 6-th bus station, the one straight after the tunnel – travel time: 10 min. Then you walk back for about 30 m (passing by the subway on your left) and take the stone stairs to the left, leading uphill to the Old Plovdiv. In another 30 m walking on a cobbled narrow street you ignore the first street to the left and take the second one, again to the left. In 60 m you come to a crossroad with the Balabanov house on your left. There you continue straight ahead and uphill. About 60 m further up you get to another crossroad with a high church wall and a bell tower in front of you. There you turn right and in about 35 m you'll find the Plovdiv guesthouse on your left.
There are 3 bus stations in Plovdiv:
1. Bus station "South", serving passengers coming from South Bulgaria, Sofia and Istanbul. On the opposite side of the bus station there is a public bus stop. From there you may catch buses № 7, 20, 26 The price of the bus ticket is 1.00BG leva /0.50euro/. Or you may catch a route shuttle № 2. The price of the ticket is the same as the last one. You need to get off at the 5-th bus station, the one straight after the tunnel – travel time: 10 min. Then just follow the same directions as in the "by train "description above.
2. Bus station "North", serving passengers coming from North Bulgaria. There is a public bus stop in front of the bus station. You may catch bus № 21 or trolley bus №3. The price of the bus ticket is 1.00BG leva /0.50euro/. You need to get off at the 6-th bus station, the one just before the tunnel – travel time: 10 min. Then you take the subway which you'll find on your left after you get off the bus. After about 50 m walking underground you take the right stairs and get up on the ground surface. Immediately after you take the stone stairs to the left, leading uphill to the Old Plovdiv. Then you follow the same directions as in the "by train "description above.
3. Bus station "Rhodope", serving passengers coming from the nearby Rhodope Mountains. You need to get down the subway beside the bus station. In about 300 m. walking underground you take the left exit and arrive at the bus station in front of the Central railway station. There you just follow the same directions as in the "by train "description above-travel time on the bus: 10 min.
When you come to Plovdiv, you have to find the Tsar Boris III Boulevard in the direction coming from the International Fair. After crossing the Maritsa River, go straight after the first traffic lights. When you reach at a visual distance the tunnel of the Old town take the street going right (after the bus stop) and again the first left. It will lead you to Saborna Street where you will have to make a sharp left turn. Following the cobbled street after 300 m. you will find the Plovdiv Guest hostel.
Always check the taxi rates and the approximate amount for the drive before getting on a taxi!!!
The taxi rates in Plovdiv are:
0.22 – 0, 25 EURO – initial fee
0.22 – 0, 25 EURO per kilometer
0.08 EURO – waiting per minute
The closest airport is Plovdiv airport which is situated at about 10 km from the city (15 m drive) – http://www.plovdivairport.com/. The airport has specialized in international charter passenger flights only throughout the year. The busiest period is the winter time 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). No regular flights.
The second closest airport is Sofia airport, 150 km away from Plovdiv (1, 5 h drive) – http://www.sofia-airport.bg/. The Bulgarian capital's airport is the largest international airport in Bulgaria with over 1.2 million passengers per year. There are many daily regular flights from the European capitals and cities.
We can arrange your transfer from both airports.