There are 4 ways to get from Svilengrad to Istanbul by bus, night train or car

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Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Svilengrad to Istanbul Otogari

50 ₺ - 70 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus via Kapitan Andreevo  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Kapitan Andreevo to Istanbul

32 ₺ - 46 ₺

2 alternative options

Night train  •  5h 28m

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

119 ₺ - 163 ₺

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Svilengrad to Istanbul 271.1 km

180 ₺ - 270 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Svilengrad to Istanbul is to bus via Kapitan Andreevo which costs $4 - $7 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Svilengrad to Istanbul is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 49m.

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The distance between Svilengrad and Istanbul is 244 km. The road distance is 271.1 km.

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The best way to get from Svilengrad to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 4h 59m and costs $7 - $11.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Svilengrad to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Svilengrad to Istanbul is 271 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Svilengrad to Istanbul.

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There are 2812+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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  • Distance: 244.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Svilengrad to Istanbul Otogari 5 times a day. Tickets cost 45 ₺ - 70 ₺ and the journey takes 4h 45m. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a vehicle from Svilengrad to Halkali twice daily. Tickets cost 50 ₺ - 75 ₺ 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
50 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
50 ₺ - 65 ₺
1st Class
60 ₺ - 75 ₺
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 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Kapitan Andreevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27 ₺ - 45 ₺
Website
Huntur

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