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

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Bus via Burgas  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Burgas 570
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

174 ₺ - 223 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Istanbul

56 ₺ - 94 ₺

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Sliven to Vladimir Pavlov Re
  2. Take the bus from Burgas West to Otogar

86 ₺ - 142 ₺

Train, night train  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the train from Sliven to Dabovo Re
  2. Take the train from Dabovo to Dimitrovgrad 465
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Svilengrad Re / ...
  4. Take the night train from Svilengrad to Halkali

148 ₺ - 208 ₺

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Sliven to Istanbul 366.4 km

250 ₺ - 370 ₺

Train, fly  •  7h 12m

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

1.182 ₺ - 2.469 ₺

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Last updated: July 13 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to bus which costs $8 - $14 and takes 9h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 4h 30m.

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The distance between Sliven and Istanbul is 286 km. The road distance is 366.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sliven to Istanbul without a car is to bus via Burgas which takes 7h 49m and costs $25 - $35.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Sliven to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sliven to Istanbul is 366 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Sliven to Istanbul.

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

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There are 3196+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Sliven to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 285.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 49m

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 7h 49m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sliven to Vladimir Pavlov
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
27 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
27 ₺ - 32 ₺
1st Class
30 ₺ - 40 ₺
Train from Sliven to Dabovo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19 ₺ - 28 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
19 ₺ - 23 ₺
1st Class
22 ₺ - 28 ₺
Train from Dabovo to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13 ₺ - 21 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
13 ₺ - 16 ₺
1st Class
17 ₺ - 21 ₺
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10 ₺ - 15 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
10 ₺ - 12 ₺
1st Class
12 ₺ - 15 ₺
Night train from Svilengrad to Halkali
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
55 ₺ - 65 ₺
1st Class
65 ₺ - 80 ₺
Train from Sliven to Varna
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
70 ₺ - 85 ₺
1st Class
85 ₺ - 110 ₺
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 45 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Pleven Bus Station
Phone
+359 (0) 64 888 666
Website
avtogara.pleven.bg
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Pleven Bus Station
Patnicheski Prevozi AD.
Phone
062 / 64-09-08
Email
office@pprevozi.com
Website
pprevozi.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 50 ₺
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Eurolines FR
Burgas Bus
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Burgas West to Otogar
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sliven to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 90 ₺
Website
Huntur

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