You can get from Plovdiv to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.
To get from Plovdiv to Istanbul on Aug 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||230 miles (371 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$13 - $25|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $22 (€20) • 6 h|
|Popular travel companies||Arda Tur|
Travel 230 miles (371 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Plovdiv and Istanbul. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Arda Tur among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul.
International travel from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.
Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Turkey must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 8/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip between Plovdiv and Istanbul.
Return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria from Turkey is: Fully open.
Entry into Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.
Requirements for reentering Bulgaria:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Bulgaria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Plovdiv from Istanbul.
You can travel to Istanbul from Plovdiv 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to get from Plovdiv to Istanbul is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:
A flight is generally $9 (€8) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $22 (€20) from Plovdiv to Istanbul.
Taking a flight is usually $12 (€11) less than taking a train to Istanbul, which costs on average $25 (€23) for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul is by bus, which takes on average 6 h compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min of travel time.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 59 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km) between Plovdiv and Istanbul.
The average frequency per day from Plovdiv to Istanbul is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Istanbul from Plovdiv as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Plovdiv to Istanbul:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Plovdiv to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Plovdiv to Istanbul with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Istanbul tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
Before traveling from Plovdiv to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Plovdiv to Istanbul tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.