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

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Bus Metro Plus  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna

$30 - $51

4 alternative options

Bus Burgas Bus  •  10 h 32 min

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

$33 - $40

Bus Nishikli  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna

$38 - $40

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Balchik 314.1 miles

$60 - $95

Fly, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Balchik

$84 - $267

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Balchik is to bus which costs 170 ₺ - 290 ₺ and takes 10 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Balchik is to fly and bus which costs 470 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Balchik. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Balchik via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 22 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Balchik is 276 km. The road distance is 502.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Balchik without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 22 min and costs 170 ₺ - 290 ₺.

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It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to get from Istanbul to Balchik, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Balchik is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:54 PM in Istanbul and 3:54 PM in Balchik.

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  • Distance: 172.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 22 min

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Istanbul to Balchik 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
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
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
8 h 20 min
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
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Balchik
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
avtogari.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Balchik is 503 km. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Istanbul to Balchik.

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

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There are 666+ hotels available in Balchik. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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

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