Bus from Istanbul to Sofia

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Facts about the coach from Istanbul to Sofia

Cheapest Bus£20.94
Fastest Bus8h 0m
Earliest Coach09:00
Latest Coach23:00
Daily Bus Connections3 Ø
Distance504.7 km
Coach CompaniesMetro Turizm, Huntur, Busbud
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CheckMyBus has got you covered! We compare all available buses from Istanbul to Sofia and show you departure times, the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the coach have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you the cheapest coaches from Istanbul to Sofia over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about long-distance bus stops in Istanbul and Sofia which will help you find your way around. We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Sofia and alternative destinations from Istanbul. If you need to continue your journey with a flight, you can find the most popular airport transfers departing from Sofia.

The cheapest coach connections from Istanbul to Sofia

Today
from £20.94
Tomorrow
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31/10
from £20.94
01/11
from £20.94
02/11
from £20.94
03/11
from £20.94

No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets.

  • Metro Turizm
    09:00
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 0m
    18:00
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Metro Turizm
    12:00
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 30m
    21:30
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Metro Turizm
    20:30
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 8h 0m
    04:30
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Metro Turizm
    21:30
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 8h 30m
    06:00
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Metro Turizm
    23:00
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 30m
    08:30
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Metro Turizm
    19:45
    Istanbul - Samandira bus station
    Duration 10h 15m
    06:00
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£20.94
  • Huntur
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Duration 9h 0m
    03:00
    Sofia
    from£22.63
  • Busbud
    18:00
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 8h 0m
    02:00
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£22.93
  • Busbud
    18:00
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 0m
    03:00
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from£23.00
  • Huntur
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Duration 8h 0m
    02:00
    Sofia
    from£23.54

The cheapest carpooling offers from Istanbul to Sofia

No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides.

  • BlaBlaCar
    17:50
    Istanbul
    Duration 6h 20m
    00:10
    Sofia
    from£7.24
  • BlaBlaCar
    18:10
    Istanbul
    Duration 6h 0m
    00:10
    Sofia
    from£7.24

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Bus Istanbul to Sofia: Further information

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We’ve already set in our search bar that you’re departing from Istanbul and will arrive in Sofia as your destination. We have also already set a default travel date since most people generally book 3-7 days in advance. If you want to check a specific date, simply select the corresponding day in the calendar to update your search.
Do you already know exactly when you plan to go back? Then check your return trip straight away, and simply select your preferred date for the route from Sofia to Istanbul.
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You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customise everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Istanbul Sofia bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transport, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
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All bus stops in Istanbul and Sofia

Stations
bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 100, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Knyaginya Maria Luiza 102, Sofia (Bulgaria)
bul. "Dragan Tsankov" , 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria)

FAQs about the Istanbul Sofia bus route

How much does a Istanbul Sofia coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Istanbul Sofia bus trip is available from £20.94. Compare offers and save money!

How long does a bus to Sofia from Istanbul take?

The fastest coach from Istanbul to Sofia starts at 8h 0m. However, keep in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Istanbul to Sofia?

The earliest bus to Sofia departs from Istanbul at 09:00. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Istanbul to Sofia?

The latest bus to Sofia departs from Istanbul at 23:00. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Is there a direct bus for the Istanbul Sofia bus trip?

CheckMyBus currently compares direct bus routes from Istanbul to Sofia. Simply use our search function to find a bus for your planned travel date that goes directly to Sofia from Istanbul.

What can I take with me on the bus to Sofia from Istanbul?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Istanbul Sofia bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Istanbul Sofia bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Istanbul to Sofia on your planned travel date.

Compare Istanbul and Sofia

£0.52
£0.74
Istanbul
Sofia
A taxi journey in Istanbul is 30% cheaper than in Sofia.
£0.23
£0.74
Istanbul
Sofia
A bus fare in Istanbul is 69% cheaper than in Sofia.
£0.93
£0.92
Istanbul
Sofia
A pint of beer in Istanbul is 2% more expensive than in Sofia.
£0.15
£0.41
Istanbul
Sofia
A bottle of water in Istanbul is 64% cheaper than in Sofia.
£1.88
£4.51
Istanbul
Sofia
A meal in Istanbul is 59% cheaper than in Sofia.

Bus routes from Istanbul and Sofia

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