There are 8 ways to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul by night train, train, bus, car or plane

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Night train, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Dimitrovgrad to Kapikule Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali 81721

$14 - $19

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Bus Huntur Travel  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$9 - $13

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Bus Metro Plus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$19 - $42

Night train, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Dimitrovgrad to Çerkezköy Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$14 - $16

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul 209.4 miles

$40 - $65

Night train, train to Kutahya, fly  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the night train from Dimitrovgrad to Kapikule
  2. Take the train from Kapikule to Çorlu
  3. Fly from Kutahya (KZR) to Istanbul (IST) KZR - IST

$79 - $288

Train to Sofia, fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Iskarsko Shose
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Istanbul (IST) SOF - IST

$74 - $209

Train, train to Varna, fly  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Karnobat
  2. Take the train from Karnobat to Topolite
  3. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul (IST) VAR - IST

$93 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is to bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Dimitrovgrad and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Dimitrovgrad and Istanbul is 302 km. The road distance is 335 km.

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The best way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul without a car is to night train and train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $14 - $19.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Haskovo station.

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The quickest flight from Kutahya Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 188.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kutahya to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Dimitrovgrad to Kapikule
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Dimitrovgrad to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Karnobat
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Karnobat to Topolite
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Çorlu
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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