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

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Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$29 - $55

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Otogar

$10 - $19

4 alternative options

Train, night train  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Shumen to Gorna Oryahovitsa 2612 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Halkali Bosphor Express

$26 - $31

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Shumen to Istanbul 304.7 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Varna, fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$90 - $273

Bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Shumen to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) OTP - IST

$80 - $190

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shumen and arriving at Istanbul. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Shumen and Istanbul is 301 km. The road distance is 487.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shumen to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs .

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The bus from Shumen to Istanbul takes 9 h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Shumen to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Shumen. It is currently 9:48 AM in Shumen and 9:48 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Shumen to Istanbul is 487 km. It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to drive from Shumen to Istanbul.

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

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Map of how to get from Shumen to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 188.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h

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

Metro Plus operates a bus from Shumen to Istanbul 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Shumen to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Halkali
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Shumen to Beloslav
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Shumen to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com

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