Directions from Sliven to Istanbul

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. 3621 / ...

$27 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  9 h 49 min

$13 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 4 min

$29 - $34

Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 50 min

$29 - $49

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. 229.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. VAR - IST

$93 - $275

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

You can take a bus from Sliven to Istanbul via Burgas, Burgas South, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 8 h 4 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sliven to Beloslav
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sliven to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
avtogara.pleven.bg
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sliven and Istanbul is 286 km. The road distance is 366 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to bus which costs $12 - $21 and takes 9 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to drive which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $45 - $70.

No, there is no direct bus from Sliven to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Sliven and arriving at Istanbul via Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Sliven to Istanbul, including transfers.