How to travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul

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Travel Information from Plovdiv to Istanbul

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$24 - $115
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€21) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $115 (€99) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur or Pegasus Airlines

Travel 230 miles (371 km) by bus or flight to Istanbul from Plovdiv. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Arda Tur or Pegasus Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Plovdiv to Istanbul.

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from Plovdiv to Istanbul

How to get from Plovdiv to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
01:15PM6h45
Plovdiv
08:00PMIstanbul
$391One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
City Lines
12:30AM6h30
Plovdiv
07:00AMIstanbul
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
01:15AM6h15
Plovdiv
07:30AMIstanbul
$391One-way
0 transfers
Other options
City Lines
11:00AM7h00
Plovdiv
06:00PMIstanbul
$541One-way
0 transfers
City Lines
02:00PM7h00
Plovdiv
09:00PMIstanbul
$541One-way
0 transfers
City Lines
07:00PM7h00
Plovdiv
02:00AMIstanbul
$541One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best trip from Plovdiv to Istanbul with Omio's travel partners FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    FAQs: Travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul

    FAQs: Travel 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 Plovdiv to Istanbul.
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    There are 2 travel options between Plovdiv and Istanbul. You can take a bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Istanbul is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $24 (€21) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

    A bus is $90 (€78) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Plovdiv to Istanbul costing on average $115 (€99).

    The fastest way to get to Istanbul from Plovdiv is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

    Other travel options to Istanbul take longer:

    Bus takes 5 h on average.

    You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km) between Plovdiv and Istanbul.

    The average frequency per day from Plovdiv to Istanbul is:

    • Around 1 bus per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Plovdiv to Istanbul as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Plovdiv to Istanbul:

    • Most travelers take a bus from Plovdiv, Tsentralna Gara (Пловдив, Централна Гара) to İstanbul, Havalimanı (Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No: 1).
    • Most travelers board their plane from Plovdiv Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

    The following travel companies offer services from Plovdiv to Istanbul:

    • Travel with Arda Tur, City Lines, Infobus, Eurolines Deutschland or FlixBus for buses to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arda Tur Plovdiv to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $24 (€21).
    • Pegasus Airlines can get you to Istanbul by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Pegasus Airlines from Plovdiv to Istanbul for $72 (€63) on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Plovdiv to Istanbul with the following travel companies:

    • Direct buses with Arda Tur, City Lines, Infobus or FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Plovdiv and Istanbul.

    Your trip from Plovdiv to Istanbul doesn't have to end in Istanbul. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Sofia, Izmir, Antalya, Athens or Ankara. If you’d like to add Sofia, Izmir, Antalya, Athens or Ankara to your Plovdiv to Istanbul tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Istanbul today!

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