There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Golden Sands by bus, 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 Burgas Bus  •  9 h 48 min

$31 - $36

4 alternative options

Bus Metro Plus  •  10 h 41 min

$31 - $53

Bus Nishikli  •  10 h 53 min

$39 - $41

Drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. 297.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly, line 409 bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. IST - VAR

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Golden Sands, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Golden Sands via Otogar, Istanbul, Burgas South, Varna, and Varna in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Varna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Municipality of Aksakovo
Website
aksakovo.net
Bus from Aksakovo to Golden Sands
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
aksakovo.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Golden Sands is 263 km. The road distance is 476 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Golden Sands is to bus which costs 140 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 9 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Golden Sands is to drive which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 280 ₺ - 410 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Golden Sands. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Golden Sands via Varna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 48 min to get from Istanbul to Golden Sands, including transfers.