There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Pleven 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  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Pleven

$36 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Pleven 461 / ...

$14 - $23

7 alternative options

Bus Pleven Bus Station  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Pleven

$33 - $51

Night train, train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Pleven 461 / ...

$27 - $31

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Pleven 434.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Istanbul to Sofia, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sofia (SOF) IST - SOF
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Pleven

$72 - $209

Fly Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9 h 18 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 Pleven

$60 - $175

Fly Istanbul to Varna, train  •  9 h 19 min

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

$95 - $278

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SAW - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Pleven

$68 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Pleven is to bus and train which costs 65 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Pleven is to drive which costs 420 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Pleven is 446 km. The road distance is 694.6 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Pleven. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Pleven via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Pleven via Sofia in around 12 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
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
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Pleven
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
12 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $15
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Beloslav to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Pleven
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Burgas to Pleven
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ruse to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
ELIT 97
Phone
064/84 54 52
Email
elit97@abv.bg
Website
elit97.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
elit97.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Pleven
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Burgas to Pleven
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
M-Bus
Phone
056 844 966
Website
mbus-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Pleven
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
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

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