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

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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Night train, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Dimitrovgrad to Kapikule Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Kapıkule to Halkali 12701

$15 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul Otogari

$9 - $19

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Bus Metro Plus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$18 - $41

Bus Matpu  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$18 - $25

Night train, bus  •  6h 43m

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

$13 - $17

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul 209.4 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Sofia, fly  •  7h 43m

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

$74 - $209

Night train, train to Kutahya, fly  •  7h 4m

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

$80 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is to bus which costs $8 - $20 and takes 6h 57m.

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

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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 6h 53m.

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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 5h 58m and costs $15 - $21.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m 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 Sofia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Dimitrovgrad. It is currently 11:47 PM in Dimitrovgrad and 12:47 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 188.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Kutahya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Dimitrovgrad to Kapikule
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Dimitrovgrad to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Iskarsko Shose
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapıkule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kapıkule to Çorlu
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul.

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

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There are 2469+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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