Istanbul to Sofia Bus

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Between Istanbul, Turkey and Sofia, Bulgaria we found up to 23 bus departures, including 14 night buses. The earliest bus departure from Istanbul is at 08:00 arriving to Sofia at 17:00 the same day. While the latest bus departure is at 23:59 and arrives at 09:45 the following day. The prices for the cheapest one way adult tickets range from €28 to €35.

Traveling by bus from Istanbul to Sofia

The shortest travel distance between Istanbul and Sofia is 548 km. The fastest bus which departs at 11:30 has a travel time of 07:30h. The longest travel time on the route is 11:46h. Depending on the selected departure, the following amenities are available: air condition, wifi and toilet.

Overnight buses

If you want to travel overnight and save money on accommodation or arrive in Sofia earlier, there are 14 night buses from Istanbul to Sofia. The overnight buses depart between 18:00 and 23:59 and arrive between 03:00 and 09:45 the following day. Below are the most popular night departures to Sofia:

Bus companies

There is a total of 6 bus companies operating the routes. These bus companies have been rated 9 times. Here you can see the most popular bus companies operating this route and their overall rating.

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Departure and arrival stations

If you're wanting more detailed information about either Istanbul or Sofia, including general information, station and stop information and other popular routes, you can follow the links below.
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You can see information about the departure station and stops Istanbul here

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You can see information about the arrival station and stops Sofia here

Cheapest ticket prices

Adult ticket: €28 (One-Way) or €56 (Return).

Trip reviews from Istanbul to Sofia

Over 9 like-minded travellers have taken the time to leave their thoughts and review their trip from Istanbul to Sofia. The average rating based on recent reviews is 9.4. You can read a few of the user submitted reviews for the companies operating the route below.
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Other popular destinations from Sofia

If you're looking for inspiration as to where to travel next once you've reached Sofia, here is the list of the most popular travel combinations that our clients have previously purchased their tickets for:

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