There are 7 ways to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus Huntur Travel  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Istanbul

$8 - $15

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Night train, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Kapikule Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali 81721

$17 - $21

Bus Metro Plus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$20 - $45

Bus Matpu  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$20 - $29

Night train, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Çerkezköy Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$15 - $18

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Stara Zagora to Istanbul 238.5 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Zavet
  2. Take the train from Zavet Spirka to Topolite
  3. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VAR - IST

$92 - $277

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No, there is no direct bus from Stara Zagora to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Stara Zagora and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Stara Zagora and Istanbul is 317 km. The road distance is 381.7 km.

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The best way to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Stara Zagora to Istanbul bus services, operated by Municipality of Stara Zagora, depart from Stara Zagora station.

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

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

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Stara Zagora. It is currently 8:36 PM in Stara Zagora and 8:36 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Stara Zagora to Istanbul is 382 km. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Stara Zagora to Istanbul.

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

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Map of how to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 197.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Huntur Travel operates a bus from Stara Zagora to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $14 and the journey takes 6 h 53 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk 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
Night train from Stara Zagora to Kapikule
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Stara Zagora to Zavet
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Zavet Spirka to Topolite
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Stara Zagora to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
matpu.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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