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Getting from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo

Located in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, most people will know Pamporovo for its lively ski scene. With so much natural beauty on its doorstep, there is plenty to see and do all year round. For unbeatable vistas of the surrounding area, climb Snejanka Tower, visit Arapovo Monastery, or for something more adventurous, you can hike through the Rhodope Mountains. Wander around the quaint towns of Pamporovo or nearby Smolyan and enjoy the local cuisine. If you’re a ski bunny, try your hand at snowshoeing or hit up one of the many ski schools to hone your skills.

To get to Pamporovo, you’ll need to take a local taxi or book a private transfer in advance, both of which take between 100 and 120 minutes, depending on traffic. Previously, Arda Tur, ran a limited daily service between Plovdiv and Pamporovo which took 300 minutes, however, this service is currently suspended. 

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Plovdiv at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Taxi €43 100min 24/7

How to get from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo by taxi

When travelling from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo, the most convenient way to travel is by taxi. The journey by taxi is currently the only available option for this route and takes around 100 minutes under good traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo

For long-distance trips, it is common for Plovdiv drivers to charge a flat rate fee to certain destinations, including Pamporovo. For the 78 km ride to Pamporovo, you can expect to pay between €43 (BGN 84) and €56 (BGN 110), for up to 4 passengers, depending on the taxi company. Tolls and nightly surcharges will be added on top. 



Trip Duration

100 Min.

*Prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available at any time of day from Plovdiv Airport (PDV).

Where can I take a taxi from?

Airport taxis from Plovdiv Airport depart from outside the arrival terminal. Government-regulated Plovdiv taxis are yellow with a taxi sign on the roof and the driver registration details should be on display.


Taking a taxi from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo is a quick and easy way to travel and you’ll be delivered directly to the door of your accommodation.

For an even more personalised service with a local English-speaking driver who can provide you with luggage assistance and helpful travel tips along the way, consider booking a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

It's not recommended to accept a ride from drivers who approach you in the Arrivals Hall offering cheap fares as they may not be registered official taxi drivers.

Useful Tips

You can negotiate the price with your driver or if you're not happy with the price, you can move on to the next available driver in line.
Ask your hotel to send through the directions in Bulgarian to assist your driver in the event they don't speak English.
Request a receipt at the end of your journey so you can contact your driver if you leave anything behind.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo?

Currently, the only way to travel between Plovdiv Airport and Pamporovo is to take an airport taxi upon arrival or to arrange a private transfer in advance. Booking in advance with Welcome Pickups will get you to your desired destination as quickly as possible and ensure a personalised pickup.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Plovdiv Airport to Pamporovo? 

Taxis charge a flat rate fee for the journey between Plovdiv Airport and Pamporovo, although the rate can vary slightly between companies. On average, you can expect to pay around €50 (BGN 98) for up to 4 passengers, excluding tolls and surcharges.

For a competitively priced set rate fare with no extra costs, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance so that you can plan and budget for your trip.

How far is Pamporovo from Plovdiv Airport?

The 78 km distance between Plovdiv Airport and Pamporovo can be covered in around 100 minutes during light traffic when travelling by taxi or private transfer.

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