Flights from Sofia to Istanbul

The cheapest flights from Sofia to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for Aug 11

Cheapest

366

Average

539

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.

Cheapest
09:35PMSofia Airport12h15 09:50AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
3661One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:15PMSofia Airport1h30 10:45PMIstanbul Airport
0 transfers
4281One-way
09:30AMSofia Airport1h30 11:00AMIstanbul Airport
0 transfers
4401One-way
03:15PMSofia Airport8h15 11:30PMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
6031One-way
03:15PMSofia Airport14h10 05:25AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
6031One-way

Flight schedule from Sofia to Istanbul

Showing flights for tomorrow, Thursday, August 11
09:30AMSofia Airport1h30 11:00AMIstanbul Airport
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03:15PMSofia Airport8h15 11:30PMIstanbul Airport
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03:15PMSofia Airport14h10 05:25AMIstanbul Airport
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09:15PMSofia Airport1h30 10:45PMIstanbul Airport
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09:35PMSofia Airport12h15 09:50AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
09:35PMSofia Airport7h50 05:25AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
09:35PMSofia Airport14h30 12:05PMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer

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The fastest flights from Sofia to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for Aug 11

Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

8 h 34 m

Flights per day

7

Distance

502 km

Of the 7 flights that leave Sofia for Istanbul every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
09:15PMSofia Airport1h30 10:45PMIstanbul Airport
0 transfers
4281One-way
Fastest
09:30AMSofia Airport1h30 11:00AMIstanbul Airport
0 transfers
4401One-way
2nd Fastest
09:35PMSofia Airport7h50 05:25AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
6661One-way
03:15PMSofia Airport8h15 11:30PMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
6031One-way
09:35PMSofia Airport12h15 09:50AMIstanbul Airport
1 transfer
3661One-way

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Overview: Sofia to Istanbul flight

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$320 (€292)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air or Aegean Airlines

Flights from Sofia to Istanbul cover the 311 miles (501 km) long route taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Turkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air or Aegean Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $185 (€169), but the average price of plane tickets is $320 (€292). Travelers depart most frequently from Sofia Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Airlines: Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines flights from Sofia to Istanbul

Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines flights will get you from Sofia to Istanbul from $185 (€169). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best flight times and tickets for your trip.

Aegean Airlines
Turkish Airlines

Aegean Airlines is Greece’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy and Business tickets for your next flight to Istanbul from Sofia.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy flight from Sofia to Istanbul, check Omio for Aegean Airlines flights offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest flight to take for this 311 miles (501 km) trip between Sofia and Istanbul, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Aegean Airlines flights at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book plane tickets online. Check the current Aegean Airlines flight schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Sofia to Istanbul as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Aegean Airlines flight on Omio. If you search for flights to Istanbul from Sofia in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Aegean Airlines tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Aegean Airlines flights from Sofia to Istanbul starting at $185 (€169), buy your official Aegean Airlines tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: $185

Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class, Comfort Class, Business Class or All-Inclusive-Ticket for your next flight to Istanbul from Sofia.

Turkish Airlines is one of the best options when traveling by plane between Sofia and Istanbul. Omio quickly shows you current Turkish Airlines flight schedules for the Sofia - Istanbul trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy plane tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Sofia to Istanbul is around 311 miles (501 km) and the cheapest Turkish Airlines one-way ticket you can book starts at $402 (€368). As you check the latest Sofia to Istanbul flight schedule from Turkish Airlines for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Istanbul safely. If you search for Turkish Airlines tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Turkish Airlines ticket from Sofia to Istanbul so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: $402

Travel Tips: Sofia to Istanbul Flight

Take a flight to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sofia to Istanbul.
FAQs

Travel between Sofia, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey by plane is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Turkey from Bulgaria?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Sofia?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

When traveling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Sofia to Istanbul before traveling.

The restriction level for your return flight to Sofia, Bulgaria from Istanbul is: Fully open.

Is my return flight into Sofia from Istanbul restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Istanbul?

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Sofia from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here here.

Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets between Sofia and Istanbul for as low as $185 (€169)  for the next 7 days.
The Sofia to Istanbul plane ticket price is on average $320 (€292)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The flight distance from Sofia to Istanbul is around 311 miles (501 km).
The flight time from Sofia to Istanbul is on average 1 h 30 min  for the 311 miles (501 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Istanbul from Sofia by flight can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers traveling this route book their cheap flights from Sofia Airport   to Istanbul Airport   most frequently.

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Sofia Airport, which is located approximately 7.1 miles (11.4 km) from the city center.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Istanbul Airport and need to travel approximately 28.3 miles (45.7 km) from the airport to reach the city center in Istanbul. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transit options available from Istanbul Airport to get you to the city center in Istanbul.

Take the Sofia to Istanbul flight with Turkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air or Aegean Airlines. However, it's always good to check out all possible airlines for the journey to Istanbul from Sofia as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can search for direct flights from Sofia to Istanbul on Omio with Turkish Airlines, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your plane ticket.
You can take the earliest flight from Sofia to Istanbul at 6: 30 AM   or take the last flight from Sofia to Istanbul leaving at 6: 35 PM. Look for the latest Sofia to Istanbul flight schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this journey and save money. If you purchase plane tickets between Sofia and Istanbul within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $320 (€292) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your plane ticket from Sofia to Istanbul a few months in advance.

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