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

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 MetroTurizm  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Kapitan Andreevo

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$15 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Svilengrad 169.8 miles

$35 - $55

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Svilengrad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from Istanbul to Svilengrad once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $6 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
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
$5 - $9
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Svilengrad is 244 km. The road distance is 272 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad is to bus which costs 26 ₺ - 45 ₺ and takes 7 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Svilengrad is to drive which takes 2 h 50 min and costs 150 ₺ - 230 ₺.

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