There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Sliven by bus, 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, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the train from Burgas to Sliven 3624 / ...

$26 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sliven

$11 - $20

4 alternative options

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 - $35

Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$29 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sliven 229.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  9 h 4 min

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

$89 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Sliven is to bus which costs 50 ₺ - 100 ₺ and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Sliven is to drive which costs 220 ₺ - 330 ₺ and takes 4 h 30 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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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Istanbul to Sliven, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Sliven via Otogar, Istanbul, Burgas South, and Burgas in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Burgas to Sliven
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Poveljanovo to Sliven
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
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
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Burgas South to Sliven
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sliven
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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