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Flight Information to Istanbul from Sofia

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$140 (€114)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines 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 or Aegean Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $114 (€92), but the average price of plane tickets is $140 (€114). Travelers depart most frequently from Sofia Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Airlines

Turkish airlines and Aegean Airlines Sofia – Istanbul

For as little as $114 (€92) you can travel by flight between Sofia and Istanbul with Turkish airlines and Aegean Airlines. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Aegean Airlines
Turkish airlines

Book your Aegean Airlines Sofia to Istanbul flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Aegean Airlines’s up-to-date flight schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Sofia to Istanbul routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Aegean Airlines plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Sofia and Istanbul is 311 miles (501 km), and the best price for a one-way Sofia - Istanbul Aegean Airlines plane ticket starts at $114 (€92) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Aegean Airlines ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by plane. Waiting in a line at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Aegean Airlines!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • Change-fee waived until further notice. If your flight has been canceled, you can request a credit voucher.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Flights from Sofia to Istanbul
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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight to Istanbul from Sofia?

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

Can I enter Turkey from Bulgaria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travelers in Turkey must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/15/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Sofia to Istanbul as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Bulgaria from Istanbul, Turkey?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Istanbul to Sofia is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bulgaria from Turkey?

Reentry to Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/17/21. 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 flight to Sofia from Istanbul here.

How much do cheap flights between Sofia and Istanbul cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from Sofia to Istanbul to cost as little as $114 (€92)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a flight from Sofia to Istanbul?
The flight price between Sofia and Istanbul is on average $140 (€114)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Sofia to Istanbul by plane?
The flight distance from Sofia to Istanbul is around 311 miles (501 km).
What is the Sofia to Istanbul flight travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 311 miles (501 km) to Istanbul from Sofia can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Sofia to Istanbul flight journey time is on average 1 h 30 min.
What is the departure airport in Sofia and arrival airport in Istanbul?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Sofia Airport   and arriving in Istanbul Airport.

Where do I find the Sofia airport for the flight to Istanbul? Where is the Istanbul airport?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this trip, Sofia Airport, located approximately 4 miles (6 km) from the city center of Sofia. The most popular arrival airport in Istanbul, called Istanbul Airport, is located around 20 miles (32 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of Istanbul from Istanbul Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

What airlines offer a service from Sofia to Istanbul?
When taking a flight from Sofia to Istanbul, you can count on Turkish Airlines or Aegean Airlines for the best way to get you to Istanbul. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service from Sofia to Istanbul and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.
When does the first flight depart from Sofia to Istanbul? When does the last flight depart from Sofia to Istanbul?
You can take the first flight from Sofia to Istanbul at 8: 05 AM. The last flight from Sofia to Istanbul that you can take departs at 7: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest flight from Sofia to Istanbul schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase plane tickets to Istanbul from Sofia for the best deals?
If you buy a plane ticket from Sofia to Istanbul within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $140 (€114) one way. However, we recommend booking your flight in advance to get access to the best prices. Plane tickets between Sofia and Istanbul are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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