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.
Plovdiv is close to two international airports.
Sofia International Airport /www.sofia-airport.eu/: the travel time is ca. 90 minutes by car (140 km).
The Sofia airport is near to highwayA1/E80 that leads directly to Plovdiv.
Plovdiv International Airport / http://www.plovdivairport.com/en/home/: the travel time is ca. 20 minutes by car (12 km SE of Plovdiv).
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 regular BUS SERVICE from the Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv. The trip takes ca. 2,5 hours.
Teams and officials who have booked accommodation via Plovdiv Organising Committee (OC), will be offered transportation between Sofia International/ Plovdiv International airport and Plovdiv free of charge.
Teams or officials who make bookings on their own will need to contact the OC if they need transportation service from/to Sofia International / Plovdiv International airports to/from Plovdiv. This transport service will be against a fee.
Shuttle bus service
The Plovdiv Organizing Committee will make available transportation routes serving the official hotels and the regatta venue throughout training and competition days.
For teams and officials who have booked accommodation via the OC this service will be free of charge during official training and racing days.
Team vehicles and parking
Due to limited parking space at the venue, only teams who have booked their accommodation through the OC will be allowed vehicle access to the venue. All participants must use the official transportation system.
Only vehicles with parking permits for strictly specified parking areas will be allowed to enter the regatta venue territory.