Bus from Istanbul to Sofia

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Facts about the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

Cheapest Bus$28.72
Fastest Bus8h 0m
Earliest Bus3:30 AM
Latest Bus11:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes4 Ø
Distance313.7 miles
Bus CompaniesMetro Turizm, Huntur, Busbud, Union Ivkoni, Tourist Service Holding
Do you want to travel by bus from Istanbul to Sofia?
CheckMyBus is here to help! We compare all available buses departing from Istanbul and arriving in Sofia and show you the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll show you bus tickets from companies traveling this route, such as Metro Turizm. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the bus have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you cheap bus tickets for the Istanbul Sofia bus route over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about intercity bus stops in Istanbul and Sofia which will help you find your way around. In addition, we'll show you options for onward travel from Sofia, alternative destinations from Istanbul, and the most popular airport shuttles from Sofia.

The cheapest bus routes from Istanbul to Sofia

Today
from $31.91
Tomorrow
from $29.91
12/03
from $31.88
12/04
from $31.91
12/05
from $29.91
12/06
from $31.73

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

  • Metro Turizm
    12:00 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 30m
    9:30 PM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$28.72
  • Metro Turizm
    8:30 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 8h 0m
    4:30 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$28.72
  • Metro Turizm
    11:00 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 30m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$28.72
  • Metro Turizm
    7:45 PM
    Istanbul - Samandira bus station
    Duration 10h 15m
    6:00 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$28.72
  • Metro Turizm
    9:30 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 8h 30m
    6:00 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$28.72
  • Huntur
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Duration 9h 0m
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    from$29.91
  • Huntur
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Duration 8h 0m
    2:00 AM
    Sofia
    from$31.11
  • Busbud
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 0m
    3:00 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$31.55
  • Metro Turizm
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı (Bayrampasa)
    Duration 9h 0m
    6:00 AM
    Sofia cenral bus station
    from$31.91
  • Busbud
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Duration 8h 0m
    2:00 AM
    Sofia
    from$32.52
  • Union Ivkoni
    3:30 AM
    Istanbul
    Duration 16h 0m
    7:30 PM
    Sofia
    from$56.80
  • Tourist Service Holding
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Duration 16h 30m
    12:30 PM
    Sofia
    from$72.98

The cheapest carpooling offers from Istanbul to Sofia

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

  • BlaBlaCar
    6:10 PM
    Istanbul
    Duration 6h 0m
    12:10 AM
    Sofia
    from$8.37
  • BlaBlaCar
    7:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Duration 7h 0m
    2:00 PM
    Sofia
    from$9.57

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Bus Istanbul to Sofia: Further Information

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In the search bar, we have already set Istanbul as your place of departure and Sofia as your destination. We have also already set a default travel date. Generally, most people 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.
Are you traveling with other people? Then indicate how many passengers are joining you and start your search.
Once you get your results, you can compare all available buses from Istanbul to Sofia and consider multiple factors before booking your trip. The cheapest bus tickets are offered by Metro Turizm at $28.72, whereas the quickest connection takes 8h 0m. So it's up to you whether you want to choose the cheapest ticket, the fastest trip or the bus with the most amenities. No matter what you're looking for, we can help you find the deal that best meets your needs!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customize everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Istanbul Sofia bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transportation, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your bus trip from Istanbul to Sofia!

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 bus route Istanbul to Sofia

How much does a Istanbul Sofia bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $28.72 and takes 9h 0m to reach Sofia. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 1 bus company with a range of ticket prices between $28.72 and $72.98. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Sofia.

On average, how many connections are available from Istanbul to Sofia each day?

Every day, the Istanbul Sofia bus route is served by approximately 4 connections. With our search engine, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Istanbul to Sofia take?

The fastest bus from Istanbul to Sofia is offered by Huntur and takes 8h 0m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $31.11. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Istanbul to Sofia?

The earliest bus arriving in Sofia from Istanbul starts at 3:30 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Istanbul to Sofia?

The latest bus trip departing from Istanbul for Sofia starts at 11:00 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Istanbul Sofia route?

When traveling by bus from Istanbul to Sofia, passengers can travel with Metro Turizm. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus from Istanbul to Sofia?

If you're looking for a direct bus route from Istanbul to Sofia, CheckMyBus currently compares 5 direct bus connections with the following companies: Metro Turizm

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

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 Istanbul Sofia bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a bus 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 traveling 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

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A cab ride in Istanbul is 27% cheaper than in Sofia.
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$0.98
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A bus fare in Istanbul is 69% cheaper than in Sofia.
$1.28
$1.22
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A large beer in Istanbul is 5% more expensive than in Sofia.
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A bottle of water in Istanbul is 62% cheaper than in Sofia.
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A meal in Istanbul is 57% cheaper than in Sofia.

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