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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Albena by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus Metro Plus  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna

$30 - $53

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Night train, train  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Varna 8631 / ...

$27 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus Burgas Bus  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Varna

$31 - $36

Bus Nishikli  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna

$38 - $42

Bus TransEvren  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Vama Veche
  2. Take the bus from Vama Veche to Albena

$46 - $62

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Albena 305.7 miles

$60 - $95

Fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR

$181 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Albena is to night train and train which costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺ and takes 16h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Albena is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Albena. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Albena via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 2m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Albena is 271 km. The road distance is 489.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Albena without a car is to bus which takes 11h 2m and costs 170 ₺ - 310 ₺.

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It takes approximately 11h 2m to get from Istanbul to Albena, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Albena is to bus which takes 11h 2m and costs 170 ₺ - 310 ₺. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Albena.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 11h 2m

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Istanbul to Albena 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 9h 20m. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Albena once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Stara Zagora to Varna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Vama Veche
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Vama Veche to Albena
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro

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Albena is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:23 AM in Istanbul and 12:23 AM in Albena.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Albena is 489 km. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from Istanbul to Albena.

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

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There are 1409+ hotels available in Albena. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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