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There are 6 ways to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul by bus, car or plane

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul

$17 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus Matpu  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul

$29 - $40

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul 399.9 miles

$80 - $120

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SOF - IST

$73 - $211

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SKG - IST

$94 - $230

Bus to Skopje, fly  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SKP - IST

$135 - $226

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The cheapest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul is to bus which costs $16 - $35 and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Blagoevgrad and Istanbul is 500 km. The road distance is 639.9 km.

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The best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 59 min and costs $16 - $35.

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It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Blagoevgrad. It is currently 9:03 AM in Blagoevgrad and 10:03 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Blagoevgrad to Istanbul is 640 km. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Sofia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 312.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 59 min

What companies run services between Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Skopje to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Bansko to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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