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There are 8 ways to get from Bulgaria to İzmir by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Sofia  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Izmir (ADB) SOF - ADB

$113 - $353

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Edirne
  2. Take the bus from Edirne to Aliaga
  3. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$18 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus to Istanbul Ataturk, fly  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  2. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Izmir (ADB) IST - ADB

$41 - $101

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Bursa
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar

$51 - $91

Bus, train via Haskovo  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$25 - $51

Train, bus  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Edirne
  3. Take the bus from Edirne to Aliaga
  4. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$23 - $45

Bus Matpu, train  •  24 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
  3. Take the train from Balıkesir to Basmane

$35 - $58

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to İzmir 638.6 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bulgaria to İzmir is to bus and train which costs $17 - $40 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulgaria to İzmir is to fly which costs $110 - $360 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bulgaria and İzmir is 487 km. The road distance is 1021.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to İzmir without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 15 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Bulgaria to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bulgaria to İzmir is to fly which takes 6 h 59 min and costs $110 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 18 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Izmir Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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İzmir is 1 h ahead of Bulgaria. It is currently 6:24 PM in Bulgaria and 7:24 PM in İzmir.

Yes, the driving distance between Bulgaria to İzmir is 1022 km. It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to drive from Bulgaria to İzmir.

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Bulgaria Air, Wizz Air, SunExpress and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Izmir Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bulgaria to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 304.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Bulgaria and İzmir, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Bulgaria Air and three other airlines fly from Sofia to İzmir every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to İzmir via Bursa, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $170
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sofia to Izmir via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Balıkesir to Basmane
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bursa
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Edirne
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Edirne
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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