Travel from Turkey to Bulgaria is: Partially open. See details.

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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Bozhurets by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Otogar  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Bozhurets

$14 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kavarna

$20 - $32

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bozhurets 514.3 km

$65 - $100

Fly, bus  •  4h 13m

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

$151 - $323

Turkey → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bozhurets is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bozhurets is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bozhurets is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bozhurets is to bus via Otogar which costs 95 ₺ - 160 ₺ and takes 10h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bozhurets is to fly and bus which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Bozhurets. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Bozhurets via Varna and Kavarna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 22m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bozhurets is 273 km. The road distance is 514.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bozhurets without a car is to bus via Otogar which takes 10h 32m and costs 95 ₺ - 160 ₺.

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It takes approximately 10h 32m to get from Istanbul to Bozhurets, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Bozhurets bus services, operated by Alpar Turizm, depart from Istanbul station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Varna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Istanbul to Bozhurets bus services, operated by Mercado Sud, arrive at Kavarna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bozhurets is 514 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Istanbul to Bozhurets.

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  • Distance: 273.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 32m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Bozhurets via Otogar, Otogar, and Varna in around 10h 32m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Varna
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
MetroTurizm
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Bozhurets
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Bus from Balchik to Bozhurets
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Varna to Kavarna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
autogari.ro
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Kavarna
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Varna Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Bozhurets. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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