The Plovdiv regatta venue is situated within the city, adjacent to the Maritsa River, making it easy to be reached by rail and road. Public transport services operate throughout the whole year.

By air

Plovdiv is close to two international airports.

Sofia International Airport / : ca. 90 minutes by car (140 km).

The Sofia airport is near to highwayA1/E80 that leads directly to Plovdiv.

Plovdiv International Airport / ca. 20 minutes by car (12 km).

Plovdiv Airport is a relatively small airport working with the following airlines:,,,,;

By road

Plovdiv can be reached by taking highway A1/E80 from Sofia. The distance is ca. 140 km or about 90 minutes driving time.

It also lies on The European Transport Corridors:

No IV – Dresden – Prague -Bratislava – Gyor – Budapest – Arad – Kraiowa – Sofia –PLOVDIV – Istanbul with a diversion connecting Sofia – Kulata - Thessaloniki

No VIII -Duras – Tirana - Kaftan/Kafasan – Skopje – Deve Bair -Gueshevo – Sofia – PLOVDIV – Burgas -(Varna).

There is public transport from the regatta venue to the city centre and back via busses 10 and 17. The bus stop is located on the crossroad before the spectator entrance to the venue.

By train / by bus

Plovdiv can be reached by TRAIN from Sofia in ca. 3 hours, but due to the relatively low quality of the Bulgarian train services, the OC DOES NOT RECOMMEND this option

There is an hourly BUS SERVICE from the Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv. The trip takes about 2 1/2 hours.


Airport transfers: Please contact the Organising Committee for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local transport: Spectators can travel to the venue by public transport by using buses N 10, N15, N17. There is a bus stop near to the spectators’ grandstand.