The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
5 h 55 m
6 h 39 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Istanbul for Plovdiv every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||230 miles (371 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$22 (€20)|
|Bus providers||Infobus, Eurolines Germany, Arda Tur, Karat-S or Brittany Ferries|
Buses from Istanbul to Plovdiv cover the 230 miles (371 km) long route taking on average 5 h 55 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Eurolines Germany, Arda Tur, Karat-S or Brittany Ferries. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $22 (€20), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $20 (€19).
Travel between Istanbul, Turkey and Plovdiv, Bulgaria by bus is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Bulgaria, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Istanbul, Turkey from Plovdiv is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Istanbul from Plovdiv closer to your date of departure here here.
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