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

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

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Bus  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad

$20 - $41

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad 412.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 22 min

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

$89 - $229

Fly to Sofia, train  •  8 h 46 min

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

$70 - $208

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

$135 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 90 ₺ - 200 ₺ and takes 11 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to drive which takes 6 h 9 min and costs 400 ₺ - 600 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Blagoevgrad is 500 km. The road distance is 661 km.

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

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

Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $40 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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
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
$19 - $40
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$16 - $18
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
$62
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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