Bus Istanbul to Sofia and return

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You can get a bus ticket from Istanbul to Sofia or from Sofia to Istanbul for only $24.92. Metro Turizm and Busbud offer cheap and convenient bus trips between these two cities, allowing travellers to save money without compromising comfort. This route's fastest travel time starts at 8h 0m . The choice is yours: Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Istanbul to Sofia Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$23.15
Fastest Bus8h 0m
Distance313.7 miles
Bus CompaniesKarat-S, Metro Turizm, INFOBUS, Huntur
  Bus Istanbul - Sofia    314 mi
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-16%

The cheapest bus routes from Istanbul to Sofia

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    25 Feb
    +1
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    12 Mar
    +1
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    27 Jan
    +1
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    8 Feb
    +1
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    14 Mar
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    8 Feb
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    13 Mar
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    9 Feb
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    29 Jan
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      7:45 PM
      6:00 AM
    23 Feb
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      11:00 PM
      8:30 AM
    27 Mar
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $24.92
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    12 Mar
    +1
    INFOBUSINFOBUS
    from $25.47
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      10:30 PM
      6:30 AM
    15 Feb
    +1
    INFOBUSINFOBUS
    from $25.47
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      6:00 PM
      3:00 AM
    13 May
    +1
    HunturHuntur
    from $27.56


  Carpooling Istanbul - Sofia    314 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Istanbul to Sofia

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      7:50 AM
      2:50 PM
    9 Feb
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $13.23
  • Istanbul
    Sofia
      2:10 PM
      9:40 PM
    9 Feb
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $13.23


  Bus Sofia - Istanbul    314 mi
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-14%

The cheapest bus routes from Sofia to Istanbul

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      10:30 AM
      8:30 PM
    11 Feb
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      10:30 AM
      8:30 PM
    30 Jan
    Karat-SKarat-S
    from $23.15
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    8 Apr
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    21 Apr
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    17 Apr
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    14 Feb
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    31 Mar
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      1:30 PM
      10:30 PM
    28 Jan
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      8:30 AM
      5:30 PM
    13 May
    Arda TurArda Tur
    from $25.36
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      11:00 PM
      9:15 AM
    28 Jan
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $26.94
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      11:00 PM
      9:15 AM
    9 Feb
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $26.94
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      11:00 PM
      9:15 AM
    4 Mar
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $26.94
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      11:00 PM
      9:15 AM
    14 Feb
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $26.94
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      11:00 PM
      9:15 AM
    27 Mar
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $26.94


  Carpooling Sofia - Istanbul    314 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Sofia to Istanbul

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      4:20 AM
      9:30 AM
    28 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $6.62
  • Sofia
    Istanbul
      12:40 AM
      5:00 AM
    29 Mar
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $13.47


Current ticket prices

Traveling by bus is one of the cheapest options for visiting family members or simply seeing new places. But there's two things to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect bus from Istanbul to Sofia. Number one is to compare prices. Tickets are usually cheapest when booked in advance. Should you book last-minute, you might have to pay a bit more. Number two is to compare travel times since there can be significant differences. So, simply go for the fastest bus if you don't want to spend too much time on the highway.

Bus stops in Istanbul and Sofia

  Stations
Knyaginya Maria Luiza 102, Sofia (Bulgaria)
bulevard "Knyaginya Maria Luiza" 100, Sofia (Bulgaria)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only cheap but it's also the greenest way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as convenient as flying or taking the train. In recent years, operators have stepped up their game when it comes to amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free WiFi. When taking a look at the search results displayed on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all operators. For instance, free WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by Metro Turizm. That way you'll be able to tweet your route while on the road.

A generous luggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's operators. Your trip from Sofia to Istanbul can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most operators offering bus trips from Istanbul to Sofia, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized baggage can usually be booked for an extra fee.

Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current special offers for your Istanbul – Sofia bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Istanbul and Sofia: Useful Info

Istanbul
11.17 Million
Sofia
1.15 Million
Taxi
$0.93
$0.90
Istanbul
Sofia
A cab ride in Istanbul is 4% more expensive than in Sofia.
Local buses
$0.41
$0.90
Istanbul
Sofia
A bus fare in Istanbul is 55% cheaper than in Sofia.
Beer
$1.68
$1.13
Istanbul
Sofia
A large beer in Istanbul is 33% more expensive than in Sofia.
Water
$0.27
$0.51
Istanbul
Sofia
A bottle of water in Istanbul is 48% cheaper than in Sofia.
Meal
$3.40
$5.50
Istanbul
Sofia
A meal in Istanbul is 39% cheaper than in Sofia.
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