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There are 3 ways to get from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul by bus, night train or car

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Bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Istanbul Otogari

50 ₺ - 70 ₺

2 alternative options

Night train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the night train from Svilengrad to Halkali Bosphor Express

82 ₺ - 117 ₺

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul 270.9 km

190 ₺ - 280 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul is to bus which costs $7 - $10 and takes 4h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul is to drive which takes 2h 53m and costs $27 - $40.

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The distance between Svilengrad Municipality and Istanbul is 244 km. The road distance is 270.9 km.

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The best way to get from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 4h 34m and costs $7 - $10.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul is 271 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Svilengrad Municipality to Istanbul.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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  • Distance: 244.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Svilengrad Municipality, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey?

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Svilengrad to Istanbul Otogari every 4 hours. Tickets cost 45 ₺ - 70 ₺ and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a vehicle from Svilengrad to Halkali twice daily. Tickets cost 55 ₺ - 85 ₺ and the journey takes 5h 5m.

Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Svilengrad to Halkali
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 85 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
55 ₺ - 70 ₺
1st Class
70 ₺ - 85 ₺
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Svilengrad to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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