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

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Train, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Sliven to Burgas 3621 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$26 - $30

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Bus Huntur Travel  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Istanbul

$9 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus Burgas Bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$28 - $34

Bus Metro Plus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$30 - $42

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sliven to Istanbul 229.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Sliven to Karnobat
  2. Take the train from Karnobat to Topolite
  3. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul (IST) VAR - IST

$90 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to bus which costs $9 - $16 and takes 9 h 49 min.

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

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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.

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The distance between Sliven and Istanbul is 286 km. The road distance is 366.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sliven to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 36 min and costs $26 - $31.

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

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Sliven to Istanbul bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Sliven station.

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

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

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Sliven. It is currently 9:01 AM in Sliven and 9:01 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Sliven to Istanbul is 366 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Sliven to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Varna Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sliven to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

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
Flights from Varna to Istanbul via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
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 Karnobat
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Karnobat to Topolite
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
$8 - $15
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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