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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Istanbul

$9 - $18

5 alternative options

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

$20 - $25

Bus Metro Plus  •  8 h

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

$21 - $45

Bus MetroTurizm  •  8 h 4 min

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

$13 - $26

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 (IST) VAR - IST

$92 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul is to bus which costs $12 - $26 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stara Zagora to Istanbul is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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

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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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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 $8 - $17 and the journey takes 6 h 53 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
Night train from Stara Zagora to Kapikule
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
$4 - $6
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
$8 - $17
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 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Stara Zagora to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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