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Sofia to Istanbul by bus

The journey from Sofia to Istanbul by bus is 311.9 mi and takes 6 h 45 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 10:00am and the last at 12:59am. It is possible to travel from Sofia to Istanbul by bus for as little as $31.22 or as much as $36.92. The best price for this journey is $31.22.

Best Price $31.22
Journey Duration 6 h 45 min
Connection per Day 10
Lowest Price $31.22
Highest Price $36.92
First Departure 10:00am
Last Departure 12:59am
Distance 311.9 mi
Departure Sofia
Arrival Istanbul
Carriers Alpar Turizm, Kıdık Turizm,

Sofia to Istanbul Bus Times

    Oct 01
    $31.56
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    Oct 02
    $31.57
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    $31.56
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    $31.64
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    $31.82
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    $31.54
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    $31.54
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    Oct 08
    $31.56
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    $31.73
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    $31.56
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    $31.73
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    $31.56
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    $31.56
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    $31.66
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    $31.56
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Departure date
Sunday,Oct 01 2023
22°

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How much do bus tickets from Sofia to Istanbul cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Sofia to Istanbul. On average, though, you'll pay about $34.46 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $2.35, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

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Compare prices and tickets from Sofia to Istanbul

 
Oct 01
Sunday
22°
$31.56
$221.26
Oct 02
Monday
18°
$31.57
$245.69
Oct 03
Tuesday
21°
$31.56
$191.90
Oct 04
Wednesday
24°
$31.64
$139.29
Oct 05
Thursday
22°
$31.82
$138.14
Oct 06
Friday
16°
$31.54
$173.20
Oct 07
Saturday
21°
$31.54
$240.17
Cheap tickets from Sofia to Istanbul
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sofia to Istanbul.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sofia to Istanbul, 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 Sofia to Istanbul.

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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Best time to book Sofia to Istanbul travel

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

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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 $23 to $27 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 12% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Sofia to Istanbul

The cheapest Sofia - Istanbul bus tickets can be found for as low as $18 if you’re lucky, or $21 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $30.

Find the best day to travel to Istanbul by bus

When travelling to Istanbul 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!

Services on board Alpar Turizm, Huntur and City Lines from Sofia to Istanbul
Compare services on board when travelling from Sofia to Istanbul by bus.
Facilities Alpar Turizm Huntur City Lines
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Sofia to Istanbul CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
3.0kg
Bus
20.1kg
Flight
804.2kg
Car
77.6kg

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Sofia to Istanbul?
A bus ticket from Sofia to Istanbul is $35.33. 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 $31.22.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Sofia to Istanbul?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Sofia to Istanbul is $31.22. 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 Sofia and Istanbul by bus?
Sofia to Istanbul is 311.9 mi.
How long does the bus between Sofia and Istanbul take?
Sofia to Istanbul is on average 8 h 56 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 h 45 min.
Which companies operate from Sofia to Istanbul?
The bus journey from Sofia to Istanbul is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alpar Turizm, Kıdık Turizm, Huntur, VIP Arda Tur, City Lines.
How many bus connections per day go from Sofia to Istanbul?
Sofia to Istanbul has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Sofia to Istanbul leave?
The earliest bus from Sofia to Istanbul departs at 10:00am. 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 Sofia to Istanbul depart?
The latest bus from Sofia to Istanbul departs at 12:59am. 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 Sofia to Istanbul 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 $31.22 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 Sofia to Istanbul?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Sofia to go to Istanbul. You can go from Sofia Central Bus Station, Serdika and Sofia Bus Station Central, Boulevard Knyahinya Maria Luisa 100 and you can arrive at Istanbul Büyük Otogari, İstanbul (esenler), Esenler Otogarı, İstanbul (alibeyköy) and Istanbul Bus Station, Esenler Otogari Street.
How many direct connections depart from Sofia to Istanbul?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Sofia to go to Istanbul.
What's the fastest journey time between Sofia to Istanbul by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Sofia and Istanbul is 6 h 45 min.
Is there a direct bus from Sofia to Istanbul?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Sofia and Istanbul.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sofia to Istanbul by bus?
The bus journey from Sofia to Istanbul creates 20.1kg of CO2 emissions.

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