Istanbul to Sofia

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Between Istanbul, Turkey and Sofia, Bulgaria we found up to 13 bus departures, including 9 night buses. The earliest bus departure from Istanbul is at 08:00 arriving to Sofia at 16:30 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 €23 to €34.

Traveling by bus from Istanbul to Sofia

The shortest travel distance between Istanbul and Sofia is 548 km. The fastest bus which departs at 08:00 has a travel time of 08:30h. The longest travel time on the route is 11:30h.

Overnight buses

If you want to travel overnight and save money on accommodation or arrive in Sofia earlier, there are 9 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 4 bus companies operating the routes. These bus companies have been rated 6 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: €23 (One-Way) or €46 (Return).

Trip reviews from Istanbul to Sofia

6 like-minded travellers have taken the time to leave their thoughts and review their trip from Istanbul to Sofia. The average rating is 8. You can read a few of the user submitted reviews for the companies operating the route below
5.63 By Anonymous

They left us half way to Sofia

Not much. I’ll never use this company again....Coming from Istanbul and after crossing the border they stopped in Haskovo and told us to move to another bus which continues to Sofia. There was not enough places in that bus so on that case so many people were left half way to Sofia to wait for 1,5 h for the next bus. And this is not mentioned at the beginning of the journey.
6.88 By Avi

Huntur boss / Manager smoking on bus

Comfortable seats....Huntur boss / manager smoking constantly on the bus!
8.75 By Anonymous
The service in the bus....The travel lasted 2 more hours than planned. It is not easy to find the bus in the Istambul station Boarder passport control.

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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