There are 7 ways to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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

Recommended option

Bus Metro Plus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$37 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari

$21 - $51

5 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia 491
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Svilengrad 493
  3. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$29 - $39

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul 386.1 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  7 h

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

$75 - $214

Bus, bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
  3. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$125 - $279

Train, taxi to Pristina, fly  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  2. Take the train from Niš to Vasiljevac Stajaliste
  3. Take a taxi from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Pristina
  4. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Istanbul (IST) PRN - IST

$98 - $209

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

You can take a bus from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul via Sofia in around 11 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul via Sofia, Svilengrad, Kapikule, and Halkali in around 14 h 12 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Pristina to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
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
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $10
Train from Niš to Vasiljevac Stajaliste
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Dimitrovgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
matpu.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Other operators
Taxi from Vasiljevac Stajaliste to Pristina
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul?

The distance between Dimitrovgrad and Istanbul is 556 km. The road distance is 618 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is to bus which costs RSD 2000 - RSD 4900 and takes 11 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is to drive which takes 6 h 4 min and costs RSD 7500 - RSD 11000.

Is there a direct bus between Dimitrovgrad and Istanbul?

No, there is no direct bus from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Dimitrovgrad and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 11 h 14 min to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul, including transfers.