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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, Metro Turizm or Arda Tur for the next days.
today
from $25
tomorrow
from $25
Saturday
from $25
Sunday
from $25
Monday
from $25
Tuesday
from $25
Wednesday
from $25

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    Istanbul
    6:00 PM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    Huntur
    Basic
    $33

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    Istanbul
    6:00 PM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    7h 30m
    8:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    3:30 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    Istanbul
    6:00 PM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    7h 30m
    8:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    3:30 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    Istanbul
    6:00 PM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    Huntur
    Basic
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Monday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    9h 30m
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    5:30 AM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    Huntur
    Basic
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    Istanbul
    6:00 PM
    Sofia
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $31
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    Huntur
    Basic
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Istanbul
    8:00 PM
    Sofia
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $25
  • Alpar Turizm
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $32
  • Panorama Trans
    9h 0m
    9:00 PM
    Istanbul
    6:00 AM
    Sofia
    Panorama Trans
    Economy
    $32
  • Huntur
    9h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Istanbul
    3:00 AM
    Sofia
    Huntur
    Basic
    $33
  • Arda Tur
    7h 30m
    8:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    3:30 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $34

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.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 66 daily buses from Istanbul to Sofia. Wednesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 31 daily coaches between Istanbul and Sofia.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 263 buses from Istanbul to Sofia, while Afternoon sees the fewest connections between Istanbul and Sofia, with 25 offers.

Facts about the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

Compare all providers like Vip Arda Tur, Metro Turizm and Arda Tur that travel 55 times every day by bus from Istanbul to Sofia in one click! Book your bus ticket from Istanbul to Sofia starting from $25!

Cheapest Bus $25
Fastest Bus 7h 30m
Earliest Bus 8:00 AM
Latest Bus 11:59 PM
Daily Bus Routes 55 Ø
Distance 313.7 miles
Bus Companies Vip Arda Tur, Metro Turizm, Arda Tur, Citylines, Lüks Yonca Seyahat, Alpar Turizm, Huntur, Kamil Koc and Panorama Trans

Cheapest bus connections from Istanbul to Sofia

Every day, 55 buses from 9 bus companies leave Istanbul for Sofia: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 05/30/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 05/26
Monday 05/27
Tuesday 05/28
Wednesday 05/29
Thursday 05/30
$25
Friday 05/31
$33
Saturday 06/01
$33
Sunday 06/02
$34
Monday 06/03
$25
Tuesday 06/04
$25
Wednesday 06/05
$33
Thursday 06/06
$25
Friday 06/07
$33
Saturday 06/08
$25
Sunday 06/09
$25
Monday 06/10
$25
Tuesday 06/11
$25
Wednesday 06/12
$36
Thursday 06/13
$25
Friday 06/14
$25
Saturday 06/15
$25
Sunday 06/16
$25
Monday 06/17
$25
Tuesday 06/18
$25
Wednesday 06/19
$33
Thursday 06/20
$25
Friday 06/21
$34
Saturday 06/22

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 $25, Sunday is the cheapest day for a bus from Istanbul to Sofia. Wednesday 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 $25. Afternoon is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $32.

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 bus 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 buses from Istanbul to Sofia are also emptier.

Beloved bus 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 buses from Istanbul to Sofia? Or which bus companies serve the route Istanbul to Sofia? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Istanbul to Sofia bus

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 $25 and takes 8h 30m 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 9 companies with a range of ticket prices between $25 and $50. 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 to Sofia bus route is served by approximately 55 connections. With our search, 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 Arda Tur and takes 7h 30m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $34. 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 8:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search 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 11:59 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 Vip Arda Tur, Metro Turizm and Arda Tur. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works 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, Metro Turizm and Arda Tur.

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 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 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 will find all the details about your bus route!

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