There are 5 ways to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Metro Plus  •  11 h 14 min

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

$36 - $74

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  11 h 28 min

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

$17 - $39

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 19 min

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

$28 - $36

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul 386.1 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, fly  •  7 h

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

$75 - $213

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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 Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 min.

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The distance between Dimitrovgrad and Istanbul is 556 km. The road distance is 617.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 14 min and costs .

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

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Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul bus services, operated by Matpu, depart from Dimitrovgrad station.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Dimitrovgrad. It is currently 4:51 PM in Dimitrovgrad and 5:51 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul is 618 km. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from Dimitrovgrad to Istanbul.

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Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 347.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 14 min

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.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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 - $5
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
$6 - $10
Schedules at
matpu.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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
$15 - $29
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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