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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad by plane, bus, train, night bus, ferry or car

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Fly to Kurumoch, bus

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kurumoch (KUF)
  2. Take the bus from Samara Central Bus station to Dimitrovgrad

Fly to Ulyanovsk, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ulyanovsk (ULV)
  2. Take the train from Ulianovsk Centr to Dimitrovgrad

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
  2. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Volgograd
  3. Take the train from Volgograd 1 to Dimitrovgrad

Night bus, Hydrofoil, train

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the Hydrofoil from Batumi to Sochi
  3. Take the train from Sochi to Dimitrovgrad

Night bus, train, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
  2. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Verkhniy Baskunchak
  3. Take the train from Verkhniy Baskunchak to Saratov 1 Pass
  4. Take the bus from Saratov to Ulyanovsk Bus station
  5. Take the bus from Ulyanovsk Bus station to Dimitrovgrad

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Krasnodar Bus station
  3. Take the train from Krasnodar 1 to Dimitrovgrad

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dimitrovgrad is 8-800-2000-112.

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

The social distance requirement in Dimitrovgrad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad is to fly and bus, which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 10h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad is to fly and train which costs 3.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺ and takes 10h 23m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Dimitrovgrad is 2119 km. The road distance is 3046.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad without a car is to night bus and train which takes 2 days 17h and costs 1.900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺.

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It takes approximately 10h 41m to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Kurumoch Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 45m and has one stopover.

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Dimitrovgrad is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 8:42 AM in Istanbul and 9:42 AM in Dimitrovgrad.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad is 3047 km. It takes approximately 42h 9m to drive from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad.

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Smartavia, Azur Air, UTair Aviation and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Kurumoch Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad.
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  • Distance: 2119.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 41m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Dimitrovgrad, Russia?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Dimitrovgrad. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Kurumoch, take the walk to Airport Kurumoch, take the bus to Samara Central Bus station, then take the bus to Dimitrovgrad. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Ulyanovsk, take the taxi to Ulianovsk Centr, then take the train to Dimitrovgrad.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 41000
Flights from Istanbul to Ulyanovsk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Istanbul to Ulyanovsk via Sochi, Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 55000
Red Wings
Website
flyredwings.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Koltsovo
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 80000
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Sochi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 4100 - RUB 49000
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 4800 - RUB 65000
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 7500 - RUB 26000
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Ulyanovsk via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 33000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 7500 - RUB 26000
Smartavia
Website
flysmartavia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Sochi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 6500
Azur Air
Website
azurair.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Kurumoch via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RUB 4600 - RUB 24000
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Ulyanovsk via Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 38000
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Ulyanovsk via Sochi
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 18000 - RUB 65000
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ulianovsk Centr to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 750 - RUB 1400
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 950 - RUB 1400
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 750 - RUB 1100
Train from Volgograd 1 to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
18h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 1800 - RUB 3200
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1800 - RUB 2600
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 2300 - RUB 3200
Train from Sochi to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
41h 22m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2900 - RUB 6000
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 2900 - RUB 4100
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 4200 - RUB 6000
Train from Krasnodar 1 to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
34h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2600 - RUB 5500
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 2600 - RUB 3700
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 3700 - RUB 5500
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Kiev Pass to Volgograd
Ave. Duration
29h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 850 - RUB 2200
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
RUB 850 - RUB 1300
2nd class (coupe)
RUB 1400 - RUB 2200
1st Class
RUB 2800 - RUB 3900
Train from Kiev Pass to Verkhniy Baskunchak
Ave. Duration
33h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 1000 - RUB 6000
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
RUB 1000 - RUB 1500
2nd class (coupe)
RUB 1600 - RUB 6000
1st Class
RUB 3200 - RUB 4500
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Verkhniy Baskunchak to Saratov 1 Pass
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 550 - RUB 850
Website
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/ru/schedule
Book at
https://e-ticket.railway.uz/en/
Bus operators
Ulyanovsk Bus Terminal
Phone
(8422) 48-80-74
Email
patp-ul@mail.ru
Website
autovokzal73.ru
Bus from Samara Central Bus station to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 300 - RUB 600
Schedules at
autovokzal73.ru
Bus from Ulyanovsk Bus station to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 180 - RUB 460
Schedules at
autovokzal73.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Samara Central Bus station to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 370 - RUB 550
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Ulyanovsk to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 280 - RUB 400
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 3922
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 790
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com
Saratov Bus Terminal
Phone
(8452) 24-62-02
Email
saravtovokzal@mail.ru
Website
avv64.ru
Bus from Saratov to Ulyanovsk Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 900 - RUB 1500
Schedules at
avv64.ru
Saransk Bus Terminal
Phone
+78342245466
Email
avtovokzal2003@mail.ru
Website
автовокзал13.рф
Bus from Ulyanovsk Bus station to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
автовокзал13.рф
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1200 - RUB 1800
Website
MetroTurizm
MiminoTrans Ge
Phone
+7 995 210 50 50
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Batumi to Krasnodar Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 2700 - RUB 3300
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ferry operators
Express Batumi
Ferry from Batumi to Sochi
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 6700
Schedules at
morport-sochi.ru

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