There are 5 ways to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Sofia (SOF) IST - SOF

$68 - $203

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia

$12 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus Metro Plus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

$30 - $66

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Halkalı Station to Kapıkule Station 81724
  2. Take the train from Svilengrad to Podujane Passenger 1624

$20 - $27

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia 343.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The distance between Sirkeci (Station) and Sofia is 504 km. The road distance is 550.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 38 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 11 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Sofia is 1 h behind Sirkeci (Station). It is currently 7:01 PM in Sirkeci (Station) and 7:01 PM in Sofia.

Yes, the driving distance between Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia is 550 km. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia.

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

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There are 1173+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 315 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Sirkeci (Station), Turkey and Sofia, Bulgaria?

Turkish Airlines flies from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia twice daily. Alternatively, Metro Plus operates a bus from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
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 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com

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