There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad

$7 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Kapitan Andreevo

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station 81724

$12 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Svilengrad 169.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad is to bus which costs 29 ₺ - 50 ₺ and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad is to drive which costs 220 ₺ - 320 ₺ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Svilengrad is 244 km. The road distance is 271.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 40 ₺ - 75 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad is to bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 40 ₺ - 75 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Svilengrad is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:55 AM in Istanbul and 9:55 AM in Svilengrad.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Svilengrad is 272 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Istanbul to Svilengrad.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Svilengrad. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad.
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  • Distance: 152.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Svilengrad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from Istanbul to Svilengrad once daily. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Kapitan Andreevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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