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

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  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Lovech

Cheapest option

Bus via Haskovo  •  12h 45m

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

$19 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Stara Zagora
  3. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Lovech

$21 - $30

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lovech 349 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  7h 13m

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

$93 - $236

Fly to Varna, train  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the train from Beloslav to Pleven

$158 - $359

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8h 36m

  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 Pleven

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lovech is to bus via Haskovo which costs 100 ₺ - 190 ₺ and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lovech is to drive which costs 400 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 6h 16m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lovech is 421 km. The road distance is 558.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lovech without a car is to bus which takes 12h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h to get from Istanbul to Lovech, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lovech is 558 km. It takes approximately 6h 16m to drive from Istanbul to Lovech.

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

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There are 31+ hotels available in Lovech. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31m and costs 100 ₺ - 130 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lovech.
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  • Distance: 263.3 miles
  • Duration: 12h

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Lovech via Otogar, Istanbul, and Veliko Tarnovo in around 12h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Beloslav to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
Huntur
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Lovech
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Ruse to Pleven
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
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
5h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Haskovo to Lovech
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Lovech
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Lovech
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Lovech
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Lovech
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Pleven
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
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
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
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