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

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad

$16 - $36

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Bus Matpu  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad

$28 - $41

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad 412.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  7h 36m

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

$72 - $210

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9h 40m

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

$94 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to bus which costs 85 ₺ - 210 ₺ and takes 11h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad is to drive which costs 480 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 6h 9m.

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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 11h 57m and costs 85 ₺ - 210 ₺.

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

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Blagoevgrad is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:01 AM in Istanbul and 5:01 AM in Blagoevgrad.

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

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Blagoevgrad. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad.
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  • Distance: 312.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 57m

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

Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 10h 45m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
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
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Trans5
Website
trans5.bg
Bus from Sofia to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trans5.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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