There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Pleven by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus Metro Plus  •  12 h 4 min

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

$35 - $71

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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 / ...

$13 - $21

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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 - $49

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 / ...

$24 - $29

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Pleven 434.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  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

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia, train  •  9 h 18 min

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

$72 - $209

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Varna, train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$92 - $275

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10 h 33 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

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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 4 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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The best way to get from Istanbul to Pleven without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 4 min to get from Istanbul to Pleven, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Istanbul to Pleven bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Pleven station.

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Pleven is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:06 PM in Istanbul and 9:06 PM in Pleven.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Pleven is 695 km. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Istanbul to Pleven.

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Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Pleven.
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  • Distance: 278.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 4 min

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 4 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $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 Varna to Pleven
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Ruse to Pleven
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
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
Union Ivkoni
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 - $24
Schedules at
mbus-bg.com
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
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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There are 39+ hotels available in Pleven. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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