There are 6 ways to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia by plane, 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

Fly  •  5 h 21 min

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

$68 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia

$14 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus Metro Plus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia

$30 - $66

Train  •  11 h 43 min

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

$23 - $29

Bus, train  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the train from Burgas to Sofia 3624 / ...

$27 - $45

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia 344 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia is to bus which costs 65 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia is to drive which costs 340 ₺ - 500 ₺ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sirkeci (Station) and Sofia is 504 km. The road distance is 550.4 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia, including transfers.

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Metro Plus operates a bus from Sirkeci (Station) to Sofia 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul 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
$4 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Svilengrad to Podujane Passenger
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Burgas to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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
$18 - $35
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
autogaravn.com

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