There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo by bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 35 min

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

$25 - $45

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station
  2. Take the night train from Kapikule to Dimitrovgrad
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Tulovo 464
  4. Take the train from Tulovo to Stajnovci

$19 - $25

6 alternative options

Bus Huntur Travel  •  11 h 18 min

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

Bus via Burgas  •  12 h 34 min

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

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 (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Gabrovo

$94 - $278

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  9 h 36 min

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

$76 - $216

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (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

$62 - $177

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo is to train and night train which costs 85 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 15 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo is to drive which costs 300 ₺ - 450 ₺ and takes 5 h 38 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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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Istanbul to Gabrovo, including transfers.

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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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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 to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Kapikule to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Tulovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Tulovo to Stajnovci
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
OPT Gabrovo
Website
optgabrovo.tk
Bus from Stara Zagora to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
optgabrovo.tk
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Burgas to Gabrovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice 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 - $14
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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
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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