There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Sozopol by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South

$23 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus via Burgas  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Burgas West

$10 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sozopol 344.2 km

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Burgas South

$122 - $237

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Sozopol is to bus via Burgas which costs 65 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 9h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Sozopol is to drive which costs 230 ₺ - 340 ₺ and takes 4h 21m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Sozopol is 188 km. The road distance is 344.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sozopol without a car is to bus which takes 6h 55m and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Istanbul to Sozopol, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Sozopol is 344 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Istanbul to Sozopol.

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

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There are 1780+ hotels available in Sozopol. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Sozopol.
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  • Distance: 187.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

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

Burgas Bus operates a bus from Istanbul to Burgas South 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $24 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Burgas West
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
MetroTurizm

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