Trakia Motorway - A1, which passes through the region, is part of Pan European Transport Corridor VІІІ and of the international road E 80 – Belgrade-Sofia-Plovdiv-Istanbul. First class roads intersect the whole region. The nearest port – Burgas Port, located 280 km away from the region, is easily reachable through highway, first class roads or railway. The second nearest port is the Thessaloniki Port in Greece, 330 km away from the region. The Bulgarian capital’s airport – Sofia Airport is at a 140 km distance from the region.
Plovdiv has an extensive and inexpensive public transport system and very developed infrastructure which link all the parts of the city together, as well as the region with cities and towns all over the country and many European countries. When opening a branch here, for a foreign company it is essential that the company-parent takes part in choosing the office location. For the selection process key importance carry the infrastructure that surrounds the future offices, the ability to easily travel to the location and its proximity to bars and restaurants and other establishments that would constitute conveniences for office workers.
Plovdiv has an abundance of affordable accommodation possibilities. There are hotel rooms ranging from economy class to luxurious. Currently the city has 101 accommodation facilities with a total of over 3500 beds. There are 46 conference halls with a total capacity of 6442 places. Public infrastructure and key utilities will continue to benefit from substantial EU funding. New investments are expected to improve inner-city public and railroad transport. Plovdiv benefits from its unique place in the middle of Southern Bulgaria – with 62% of the population and 75% of the GDP located there. Apart from its own international airport, Plovdiv is within one hour to Sofia, and two hours to Burgas, both operating active airports.