There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Sliven by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Yambol

$9 - $20

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Bus Burgas Bus  •  9 h 1 min

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

$28 - $34

Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Sliven

$30 - $43

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sliven 229.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Varna, train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$92 - $275

Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Kutahya (KZR) IST - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Çorlu to Yambol

$114 - $431

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Sliven. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Sliven via Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Sliven is 286 km. The road distance is 366.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sliven without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Istanbul to Sliven, including transfers.

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

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

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Istanbul to Sliven bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, arrive at Sliven station.

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Sliven is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:53 PM in Istanbul and 8:53 PM in Sliven.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Sliven is 367 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Istanbul to Sliven.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Sliven.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Sliven once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
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
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kutahya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Yambol
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Çorlu to Yambol
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Burgas to Sliven
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Burgas to Sliven
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Burgas to Sliven
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg

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There are 48+ hotels available in Sliven. Prices start at $23 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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