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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Kardzhali by bus or car

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Bus Metro Plus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali

$17 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali

$7 - $10

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kardzhali 241.6 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kardzhali is to bus which costs 35 ₺ - 55 ₺ and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kardzhali is to drive which costs 280 ₺ - 410 ₺ and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Kardzhali. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kardzhali is 307 km. The road distance is 386.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kardzhali without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs 100 ₺ - 230 ₺.

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The bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali takes 7h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Istanbul to Kardzhali bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Kardzhali station.

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Kardzhali is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:52 AM in Istanbul and 9:52 AM in Kardzhali.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Kardzhali is 387 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Istanbul to Kardzhali.

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  • Distance: 192.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $45 and the journey takes 7h.

Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Kardzhali
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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There are 47+ hotels available in Kardzhali. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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