Sofia to Istanbul

Sofia to Istanbul Istanbul to Sofia
Between Sofia, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey we found up to 15 bus departures, including 11 night buses. The earliest bus departure from Sofia is at 08:30 arriving to Istanbul at 18:30 the same day. While the latest bus departure is at 23:59 and arrives at 10:00 the following day. The prices for the cheapest one way adult tickets range from 23 ÔéČ to 26 ÔéČ.

Traveling by bus from Sofia to Istanbul

The shortest travel distance between Sofia and Istanbul is 548 km. The fastest bus which departs at 23:45 has a travel time of 08:00h. The longest travel time on the route is 10:01h. 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 Istanbul earlier, there are 11 night buses from Sofia to Istanbul. The overnight buses depart between 19:00 and 23:59 and arrive between 04:05 and 10:00 the following day. Below are the most popular night departures to Istanbul:

Bus companies

There is a total of 3 bus companies operating the routes. These bus companies have been rated 3 times. Here you can see the most popular bus companies operating this route and their overall rating.


Departure and arrival stations

If you're wanting more detailed information about either Sofia or Istanbul, 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 Sofia here

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

Cheapest ticket prices

Adult ticket: 23 ÔéČ (One-Way) or 46 ÔéČ (Return).

Trip reviews from Sofia to Istanbul

3 like-minded travellers have taken the time to leave their thoughts and review their trip from Sofia to Istanbul. The average rating is 8.13 with the most recent review having been submitted on 18.03.2020. 23:34. You can read a few of the user submitted reviews for the companies operating the route below
8.13 By Anonymous | March 18, 2020

Good trip

Comfortable bus and seats...No wifi on board

Other popular destinations from Istanbul

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

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