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There are 5 ways to get from Sliven to Istanbul by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8h 9m

  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  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Sliven to Istanbul

$10 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus Metro Plus  •  9h 51m

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

$29 - $43

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Sliven to Istanbul 229.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  6h 56m

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

$147 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Sliven to Istanbul is to bus which costs $10 - $17 and takes 9h 49m.

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

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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 9h 51m.

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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 8h 9m and costs $26 - $30.

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It takes approximately 8h 9m 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 Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Sliven. It is currently 8:16 PM in Sliven and 9:16 PM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Sliven to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 9m

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

Huntur operates a bus from Sliven to Istanbul 4 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sliven to Beloslav
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
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
$9 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sliven to Burgas
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
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
2h 12m
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
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pprevozi.com
Union Ivkoni
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Sliven to Istanbul is 366 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m 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 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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