Istanbul to Sofia bus

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Cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Sofia

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Istanbul to Sofia is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
City Lines
06:00PM9h00
Istanbul
03:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
$381One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Infobus
08:00PM9h31
Istanbul
05:31AMSofia
$381One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
11:00PM9h00
Istanbul
08:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
$401One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
11:00AM9h00
Istanbul
08:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
$401One-way
0 transfers
City Lines
12:00PM10h30
Istanbul
10:30PMSofia
$521One-way
0 transfers

Bus schedule from Istanbul to Sofia

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, July 22
City Lines
09:00AM9h00
Istanbul
06:00PMSofia
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:00AM9h00
Istanbul
08:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
0 transfers
City Lines
12:00PM10h30
Istanbul
10:30PMSofia
0 transfers
City Lines
06:00PM9h00
Istanbul
03:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
0 transfers
Infobus
08:00PM9h31
Istanbul
05:31AMSofia
0 transfers
City Lines
09:30PM10h30
Istanbul
08:00AMSofia
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:00PM9h00
Istanbul
08:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
0 transfers
City Lines
11:00PM10h30
Istanbul
09:30AMSofia
0 transfers

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Bus times from Istanbul to Sofia

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

9 h

Average

9 h 37 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

502 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Istanbul for Sofia every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
11:00PM9h00
Istanbul
08:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
$401One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
11:00AM9h00
Istanbul
08:00PMСофия, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2)
$401One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
City Lines
06:00PM9h00
Istanbul
03:00AMСофия, Централна Aвтогара (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara)
$381One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
City Lines
09:00AM9h00
Istanbul
06:00PMSofia
$521One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Infobus
08:00PM9h31
Istanbul
05:31AMSofia
$381One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Istanbul to Sofia

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$35 (€30)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesArda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland, City Lines, FlixBus or Infobus

Buses from Istanbul to Sofia cover the 311 miles (501 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 30 min with our travel partners like Arda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland, City Lines, FlixBus or Infobus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $31 (€27), but the average price of bus tickets is $35 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from İstanbul, Havalimanı (Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No: 1) and arrive in Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара).

Bus providers: Arda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland and City Lines from Istanbul to Sofia

Arda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland and City Lines buses will get you to Sofia from Istanbul from $31 (€27). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Bus information from Istanbul to Sofia with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 9 h
  • Cheapest Price: $36
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Bus from Istanbul to Sofia

FAQs: Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Istanbul to Sofia.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Sofia can start from as little as $31 (€27) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Istanbul to Sofia is $35 (€30); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time from Istanbul to Sofia is on average 8 h 30 min   for the 311 mile (501 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Istanbul and Sofia by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Istanbul to Sofia leaves at 5: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Istanbul to Sofia leaves at 8: 59 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Istanbul to Sofia without having to change trains with Arda Tur, City Lines, FlixBus or Infobus. There is 1 direct bus from Istanbul to Sofia each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a bus from Istanbul to Sofia, you can count on Arda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland, City Lines, FlixBus or Infobus for the best way to get you to Sofia. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Sofia from Istanbul and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When departing from Istanbul, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including İstanbul, Havalimanı (Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No: 1), Istanbul, Buyuk Otogar (Esenler) and İstanbul, Alibeyköy Cep Otogarı. When arriving in Sofia, you can end your trip in bus stations like Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара), Sofiya Airport - Terminal T2 and София, Централна Aвтогара 2 (Sofia, Centralna Avtogara 2).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from İstanbul, Havalimanı (Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No: 1), which is located around 20.1 miles (32.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Sofia, Centralna Avtogara (София, Централна Автогара), located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Istanbul to Sofia is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Sofia from Istanbul including taking a bus or flight.
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