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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Istanbul to Sofia from various bus operators like Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur or Metro Turizm for the next days.
today
from £24
tomorrow
from £24
Sunday
from £24
Monday
from £24
Tuesday
from £24
Wednesday
from £25
Thursday
from £25

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    20:00
    Istanbul
    05:30
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    £24
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    20:00
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £24
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    06:00
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £24
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    20:00
    Istanbul
    05:30
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    £24
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    20:00
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £24
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    06:00
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £24
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    20:00
    Istanbul
    05:30
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    £24
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    20:00
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £24
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    06:00
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £24
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips Monday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    06:00
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £24
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    20:00
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £24
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    20:00
    Istanbul
    05:30
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    £24
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    20:00
    Istanbul
    05:30
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    £24
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    20:00
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £24
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    06:00
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £24
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £25
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    20:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25
  • Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    20:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    £26

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    18:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    03:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    £25
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    20:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    £25
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    £25
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    21:00
    Istanbul
    Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    06:00
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    £25
  • Arda Tur
    7h 30m
    08:00
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    15:30
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    £26

Frequency of bus connections between Istanbul and Sofia

See here how frequent the connections between Istanbul and Sofia are, during different times and days of the week.
Saturday is the busiest day, with more than 58 daily coaches from Istanbul to Sofia. Thursday has instead the fewest connections, with only 33 daily coaches between Istanbul and Sofia.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 242 coaches from Istanbul to Sofia, while Afternoon sees the fewest connections between Istanbul and Sofia, with 35 offers.

Facts about the coach from Istanbul to Sofia

Compare all providers like Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur and Metro Turizm that travel daily 48 times by bus from Istanbul to Sofia in one click and book your bus ticket from Istanbul to Sofia starting from £24!

Cheapest Bus £24
Fastest Bus 7h 30m
Earliest Coach 08:00
Latest Coach 23:59
Daily Bus Connections 48 Ø
Distance 504.7 km
Coach Companies Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur, Metro Turizm, Citylines, Alpar Turizm, Kamil Koc, Huntur, Lüks Yonca Seyahat and Panorama Trans

Cheapest coach tickets from Istanbul to Sofia

Every day, 48 buses from 9 coach companies leave Istanbul for Sofia: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 21/06/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 17/06
Tuesday 18/06
Wednesday 19/06
Thursday 20/06
Friday 21/06
£25
Saturday 22/06
£24
Sunday 23/06
£26
Monday 24/06
£24
Tuesday 25/06
£25
Wednesday 26/06
£25
Thursday 27/06
£25
Friday 28/06
£24
Saturday 29/06
£24
Sunday 30/06
£24
Monday 01/07
£24
Tuesday 02/07
£25
Wednesday 03/07
£24
Thursday 04/07
£24
Friday 05/07
£25
Saturday 06/07
£25
Sunday 07/07
£24
Monday 08/07
£25
Tuesday 09/07
£24
Wednesday 10/07
£25
Thursday 11/07
£26
Friday 12/07
£24
Saturday 13/07
£25
Sunday 14/07

The cheapest time to travel from Istanbul to Sofia

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Istanbul to Sofia, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £24, Monday is the cheapest day for a coach from Istanbul to Sofia. Thursday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £25.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Istanbul to Sofia, with £24. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £24.

How to save money travelling from Istanbul to Sofia

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Istanbul to Sofia in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Istanbul to Sofia, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Istanbul to Sofia are also emptier.

Beloved coach companies from Istanbul to Sofia

These are the most booked bus companies between Istanbul to Sofia from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Istanbul and Sofia

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Istanbul and Sofia.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Istanbul to Sofia? Or which bus companies serve the route Istanbul - Sofia? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Istanbul to Sofia bus

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 £24 and takes 8h 10m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Istanbul to Sofia?

This connection is offered by 9 companies with ticket prices ranging from £24 to £38. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Sofia.

How many connections are available for the Istanbul Sofia route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Istanbul to Sofia is offered by roughly 48 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Sofia from Istanbul take?

The quickest coach from Istanbul to Sofia is provided by Arda Tur and takes 7h 30m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £26. However, keep in mind that the connection 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 08:00. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search 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 23:59. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Istanbul Sofia route?

Passengers looking to travel from Istanbul to Sofia can travel with Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur and Metro Turizm. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Sofia?

You can check all the direct connections between Istanbul and Sofia by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur and Metro Turizm.

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 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 to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Istanbul to Sofia on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Istanbul to Sofia

Basic
Basic

Name referring to the typical seat you will find with companies that don’t distinguish between different classes.

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

More bus routes from Istanbul and Sofia

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Istanbul and from Sofia. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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