COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Bulgaria. Learn More.

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

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Recommended option

Bus via Istanbul Otogari  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pamporovo

$15 - $25

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Plovdiv Central Train Station Istanbul - Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pamporovo

$10 - $15

6 alternative options

Night train, train, bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Svilengrad
  2. Take the train from Svilengrad to Plovdiv Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Asenovgrad to Pamporovo

$18 - $26

Bus  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pamporovo

$25 - $37

Night train, bus  •  13h 28m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Plovdiv Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Pamporovo

$16 - $24

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Pamporovo 468.7 km

$45 - $70

Fly to Sofia, bus  •  6h 57m

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

$150 - $240

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus, drive  •  9h 36m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Xánthi
  3. Drive from Xánthi to Pamporovo

Turkey → Bulgaria
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International entry into Bulgaria from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Bangladesh, Brazil and India are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Bulgaria from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Bulgaria

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pamporovo is 02 807 87 57.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pamporovo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pamporovo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 02 807 87 57.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Bulgaria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Pamporovo is to night bus and bus which costs 65 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 10h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Pamporovo is to drive which costs 330 ₺ - 490 ₺ and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Pamporovo is 362 km. The road distance is 468.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Pamporovo without a car is to bus via Istanbul Otogari which takes 10h 53m and costs 100 ₺ - 180 ₺.

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It takes approximately 10h 53m to get from Istanbul to Pamporovo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Pamporovo is 469 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Istanbul to Pamporovo.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Pamporovo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Pamporovo.
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  • Distance: 362.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Pamporovo via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Plovdiv in around 10h 53m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$8 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Svilengrad to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $7
Night train from Halkali to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$11 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $17
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
MetroTurizm
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Pamporovo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Asenovgrad to Pamporovo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Pamporovo
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
matpu.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Huntur
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
KTEL Xanthis

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