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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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 Metro Plus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Gabrovo

$24 - $45

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Gabrovo

$15 - $29

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Bus Huntur Travel  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Gabrovo

Bus, night train, train  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Veliko Tarnovo
  3. Take the train from Veliko Tarnovo to Gabrovo

$18 - $24

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Gabrovo 311.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Varna, bus  •  8 h 42 min

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

$94 - $277

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 31 min

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

$76 - $216

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IST - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Gabrovo

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo is to bus which costs 80 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 10 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo is to drive which costs 360 ₺ - 550 ₺ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Gabrovo. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Gabrovo via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Gabrovo is 364 km. The road distance is 498.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs 130 ₺ - 260 ₺.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Gabrovo bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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

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Istanbul to Gabrovo bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Gabrovo station.

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Gabrovo is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 12:45 PM in Istanbul and 11:45 AM in Gabrovo.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo.
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  • Distance: 227.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Gabrovo via Haskovo in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Veliko Tarnovo to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Haskovo to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Haskovo to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
starazagora.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Gabrovo is 498 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Istanbul to Gabrovo.

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

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There are 180+ hotels available in Gabrovo. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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