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Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus

The journey from Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus is 231.04 mi and takes 7 hr 38 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:00 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus for as little as $21.72 or as much as $42.01. The best price for this journey is $21.72.

Lowest Price$21.72
Journey Duration7 hr 38 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$21.72
Highest Price$42.01
First Departure8:00 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance231.04 mi
DepartureIstanbul
ArrivalPlovdiv
CarriersPanorama Trans, Kâmil KoçMore

Istanbul to Plovdiv Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv?

The prices for bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv will cost $21.72. The average bus ticket price is approximately $31.14. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $31.14. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does the journey from Istanbul to Plovdiv take by bus?

The distance between Istanbul to Plovdiv is approximately 231.04 mi. In general, it will take you about 7 hr 38 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Istanbul to Plovdiv covers a distance of 231.04 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 7 hr 38 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 45 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Istanbul to Plovdiv faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Istanbul to Plovdiv leave?

The first daily departure from Istanbul to Plovdiv leaves at 8:00 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 11:59 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Istanbul and Plovdiv. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Istanbul at 8:00 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:59 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Istanbul to Plovdiv can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many journeys from Istanbul to Plovdiv take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Istanbul to Plovdiv can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 12 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Istanbul to Plovdiv. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Istanbul to Plovdiv varies, but in general, you can expect to find 12 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Istanbul to Plovdiv. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Istanbul to Plovdiv, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Istanbul to Plovdiv.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $24.37 to $26.46 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 8% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Plovdiv

The cheapest Istanbul - Plovdiv bus tickets can be found for as low as $20.96 if you’re lucky, or $24.38 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $26.82.

Find the best day to travel to Plovdiv by bus

When travelling to Plovdiv by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Arda Tur is a Turkish bus company that operates intercity and international bus services. The company was founded in 1998 and has since grown to become one of the leading bus operators in Turkey. Arda Tur operates a modern fleet of buses that are equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seats, and onboard entertainment systems. The company's routes cover major cities in Turkey, as well as international destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Arda Tur is known for its reliable service, affordable fares, and commitment to passenger safety. The company also offers online booking and ticketing services, making it easy for passengers to plan their journeys.

Services on board Huntur, Arda Tur and City Lines from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Compare services on board when travelling from Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus.
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Istanbul to Plovdiv CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
26.03kg
Bus
27.89kg
Flight
74.36kg
Car
59.49kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
A bus ticket from Istanbul to Plovdiv is $31.14. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $21.72.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Istanbul to Plovdiv is $21.72. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Istanbul and Plovdiv by bus?
Istanbul to Plovdiv is 231.04 mi.
How long does the bus between Istanbul and Plovdiv take?
Istanbul to Plovdiv is on average 7 hr 38 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 45 min.
Which companies operate from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
The bus journey from Istanbul to Plovdiv is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Panorama Trans, Kâmil Koç, Huntur, Arda Tur, VIP Arda Tur, City Lines and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
Istanbul to Plovdiv has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv leave?
The earliest bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv departs at 8:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv depart?
The latest bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv departs at 11:59 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Istanbul to Plovdiv in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $21.72 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Istanbul to go to Plovdiv. You can go from Istanbul Airport and you can arrive at Plovdiv Central Train Station.
How many direct connections depart from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Istanbul to go to Plovdiv.
What's the fastest journey time between Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Istanbul and Plovdiv is 5 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Istanbul and Plovdiv.
What are the CO2 emissions for Istanbul to Plovdiv by bus?
The bus journey from Istanbul to Plovdiv creates 27.89kg of CO2 emissions.

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