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Advice on Driving A1 Sofia to Plovdiv?

We're driving a rental car (enterprise) from Sofia airport to Plovdiv and back on the A1 motorway in daytime. Any advice or warnings about that stretch? Are there slower speed zones through any towns (possible speed traps)? I know it's only about 90 miles, but are there any worthwhile places we should stop along that road? We're visiting some of my wife's cousins in Plovdiv.

Bill in SoCal

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No, this is mostly all divided highway the entire way. Only a short section from the airport to the highway and the highway to Plovdiv aren't. If you are worried use Waze.

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In terms of worthwhile places, not really. I mean there are places off the route but most of them are near Plovdiv, so better to just go there. This is honestly kind of a boring drive once you cross the mountains coming out of Sofia.

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No problem. Plovdiv is a great town you'll love it, especially with locals to show you around.