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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Sofia to Istanbul from various bus operators like Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur or Metro Turizm for the next days.
today
from $26
tomorrow
from $31
Tuesday
from $31
Wednesday
from $31
Thursday
from $31
Friday
from $31
Saturday
from $26

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 51m
    11:59 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $26
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    9h 25m
    12:20 AM
    Sofia
    9:45 AM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    9h 10m
    1:30 PM
    Sofia
    10:40 PM
    Istanbul
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    12:20 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    12:20 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    12:20 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 30m
    12:20 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $31
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Vip Arda Tur
    8h 51m
    11:59 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    8:50 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Vip Arda Tur
    Economy
    $26
  • Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    8h 35m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    6:35 AM
    Istanbul
    Lüks Yonca Seyahat
    Economy
    $31
  • Alpar Turizm
    8h 0m
    10:00 PM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:00 AM
    Istanbul
    Avrupa
    Alpar Turizm
    Economy
    $32
  • Arda Tur
    10h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Sofia
    pl. Sveta Nedelya Bus Stop
    6:30 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Arda Tur
    Economy
    $33
  • Kamil Koc
    9h 0m
    11:00 AM
    Sofia
    Central Bus Station
    8:00 PM
    Istanbul
    Central Bus Station
    Kamil Koc
    Economy
    $33

Frequency of bus connections between Sofia and Istanbul

See here how frequent the connections between Sofia and Istanbul are, during different times and days of the week.
Sunday is the busiest day, with more than 99 daily buses from Sofia to Istanbul. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 75 daily coaches between Sofia and Istanbul.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 323 buses from Sofia to Istanbul, while Night sees the fewest connections between Sofia and Istanbul, with 15 offers.

Facts about the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

Compare all providers like Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur and Metro Turizm that travel 85 times every day by bus from Sofia to Istanbul in one click! Book your bus ticket from Sofia to Istanbul starting from $26!

Cheapest Bus $26
Fastest Bus 7h 25m
Earliest Bus 12:20 AM
Latest Bus 11:59 PM
Daily Bus Routes 85 Ø
Distance 313.7 miles
Bus Companies Vip Arda Tur, Arda Tur, Metro Turizm, Citylines, Alpar Turizm, Huntur, Lüks Yonca Seyahat, Kamil Koc, Panorama Trans and Domino Line

Cheapest bus connections from Sofia to Istanbul

Every day, 85 buses from 10 bus companies leave Sofia for Istanbul: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 04/14/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 04/14
$31
Monday 04/15
$31
Tuesday 04/16
$31
Wednesday 04/17
$31
Thursday 04/18
$31
Friday 04/19
$31
Saturday 04/20
$31
Sunday 04/21
$31
Monday 04/22
$31
Tuesday 04/23
$31
Wednesday 04/24
$31
Thursday 04/25
$31
Friday 04/26
$31
Saturday 04/27
$31
Sunday 04/28
$31
Monday 04/29
$31
Tuesday 04/30
$31
Wednesday 05/01
$31
Thursday 05/02
$31
Friday 05/03
$31
Saturday 05/04
$31
Sunday 05/05
$31
Monday 05/06
$31
Tuesday 05/07
$31
Wednesday 05/08
$31
Thursday 05/09
$31
Friday 05/10
$31
Saturday 05/11

The cheapest time to travel from Sofia to Istanbul

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Sofia to Istanbul, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $26, Sunday is the cheapest day for a bus from Sofia to Istanbul. Monday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $31.
Evening is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Sofia to Istanbul, with $26. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $31.

How to save money travelling from Sofia to Istanbul

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 Sofia to Istanbul 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 Sofia to Istanbul, 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 Sofia to Istanbul are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Sofia to Istanbul

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

All bus stations and stops in Sofia and Istanbul

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

Service and Comfort on the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

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

FAQs about the Sofia to Istanbul bus

How much does a Sofia Istanbul bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $26 and takes 8h 51m to reach Istanbul. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 10 companies with a range of ticket prices between $26 and $49. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Istanbul.

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

Every day, the Sofia to Istanbul bus route is served by approximately 85 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

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

The fastest bus from Sofia to Istanbul is offered by Arda Tur and takes 7h 25m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $38. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Sofia to Istanbul?

The earliest bus arriving in Istanbul from Sofia starts at 12:20 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 Sofia to Istanbul?

The latest bus trip departing from Sofia for Istanbul 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 Sofia Istanbul route?

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

Is there a direct bus between Sofia and Istanbul?

You can check all the direct connections between Sofia and Istanbul 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 Sofia to Istanbul 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 Sofia Istanbul 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 Sofia Istanbul 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 Sofia to Istanbul on your planned travel date.

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

Economy
Economy

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

More bus routes from Sofia and Istanbul

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

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