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
6 h 30 m
6 h 48 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Plovdiv for Istanbul 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||6 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$22 (€20)|
|Bus companies||Eurolines Germany, Infobus, Arda Tur, Brittany Ferries or Karat-S|
Buses from Plovdiv to Istanbul cover the 230 miles (371 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 30 min with our travel partners like Eurolines Germany, Infobus, Arda Tur, Brittany Ferries or Karat-S. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $22 (€20), but the average price of bus tickets is $22 (€20).
Travel by bus between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 7/2/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Istanbul from Plovdiv closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv is: Fully open
Reentry to Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
What are the requirements?
The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 6/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Plovdiv from Istanbul here.
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