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

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Bus  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad

$15 - $31

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Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad 412.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Sofia, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sofia (SOF) IST - SOF
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Blagoevgrad

$70 - $208

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad

$94 - $231

Fly to Skopje, bus  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Bansko

$136 - $228

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 90 ₺ - 190 ₺ and takes 11 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to drive which costs 500 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Blagoevgrad is 500 km. The road distance is 660.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 57 min and costs 90 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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It takes approximately 11 h 57 min to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Blagoevgrad is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:21 PM in Istanbul and 1:21 PM in Blagoevgrad.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is 661 km. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Blagoevgrad. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 312.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 57 min

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

Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $30 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. Matpu also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Bansko
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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