Travel from Sofia to Istanbul

Train, bus or fly from Sofia to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Sofia to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, Metro Plus operates a bus from Sofia to Istanbul 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

How to get from Sofia to Istanbul

From Tzarigradsko shose Blvd. line 84 bus to Sofia airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 4 h 44 min $112. From Sofia bus to Istanbul. 9 h $44. From Sofia bus to Otogar then Metro to Aksaray. 9 h 14 min $22. From Sofia train to Svilengrad, night train to Kapikule, train to Halkali, then taxi to Istanbul. 10 h $33. From Sofia night train to Çerkezköy, walk to Cerkezkoy, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray. 11 h 27 min $26. From Sofia drive to Istanbul. 5 h 8 min $86.
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    Sofia to Istanbul:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly
      • One-Way approx: USD $68 - $203
      • Duration: 4 h 44 min
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      2 Bus Metro Plus
      • One-Way approx: USD $30 - $65
      • Duration: 9 h
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      3 Bus MetroTurizm
      • One-Way approx: USD $17 - $44
      • Duration: 9 h 14 min
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      4 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $29 - $34
      • Duration: 10 h
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      • One-Way approx: USD $24 - $29
      • Duration: 11 h 27 min
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      6 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $70 - $110
      • Duration: 5 h 8 min
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