Plane

Take the taxi at the Istanbul.

The journey takes approximately 31 m. Ticket price is about €8 The travel distance is 45 km.

Carrier is Yesilpinar Taxi.

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Get off at the Istanbul (IST).
Fly out to Istanbul (IST) of the Sofia (SOF) airport.

The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 m. Ticket price is about €90

Carrier is Turkish Airlines.

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Get off at the Sofia (SOF).
Take the transport at the Sofia Airport station.

The journey takes approximately 8 m. Ticket price is about €6 The travel distance is 8 km.

Carrier is Atlas Taxi.

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Get off at the Sofia.


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Bus

Take the train Aksaray at the station Istanbul Ulasim.

The journey takes approximately 12 m. The travel distance is 6 km.

Carrier is Istanbul Ulasim.

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Get off at the Otogar.
Take the MetroTurizm bus at the Istanbul Otogari station .

The journey takes approximately 9 h Ticket price is about €11 The travel distance is 603 km.

Carrier is MetroTurizm.

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Get off at the Sofia.


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Train

Take the train Halkali at the station Turkish Railways (TCDD).

The journey takes approximately 3 h 38 m. Ticket price is about €2 The travel distance is 293 km.

Carrier is Turkish Railways (TCDD).

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Get off at the Kapikule.
Take the train Kapikule at the station Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 m. Ticket price is about €4 The travel distance is 161 km.

Carrier is Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

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Get off at the Plovdiv.
Take the train Plovdiv at the station Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

The journey takes approximately 2 h 57 m. Ticket price is about €3 The travel distance is 151 km.

Carrier is Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

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Get off at the Poduyane.


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Bus

Take the train Istanbul (IST) at the station Istanbul Ulasim.

The journey takes approximately 12 m.

Carrier is Istanbul Ulasim.

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Get off at the Sofia (SOF).
Take the Matpu bus at the Istanbul station .

The journey takes approximately 11 h Ticket price is about €21 The travel distance is 580 km.

Carrier is Matpu.

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Get off at the Sofia.


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Night train

Take the train Yenikapi at the station Turkish Railways (TCDD).

The journey takes approximately 32 m. The travel distance is 22 km.

Carrier is Turkish Railways (TCDD).

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Get off at the Halkali.
Take the train Halkali at the station Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

The journey takes approximately 11 h 55 m. Ticket price is about €12 The travel distance is 557 km.

Carrier is Bulgarian Railways (BDZh).

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Get off at the Sofia.


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Drive

In a rental car. Check this site to see which rental company offers the best deal with discounts of up to 20%.

The journey takes approximately 5 h 11 m. The travel distance is 547 km.

Get off at the Sofia.


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The cheapest way to travel from Istanbul to Sofia is by taking a Train with an average price of €10. The journey takes approximately 11 ч. 20 мин.

Plane is the fastest way to travel from Istanbul to Sofia. Tickets cost €105. The journey takes approximately 1 ч. 51 мин.

Istanbul is approximately 547 km away from Sofia. The trip by car takes 5 h 11 m.

The average journey time by car between Istanbul and Sofia is 5 h 11 m.

What to Do in Sofia

Sofia

If you're looking for a European city that's full of history, culture, and monuments, look no further than Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. Here, you can explore centuries-old churches and plazas, take in impressive architecture and art collections, and eat some of Europe's best food. Whether you're interested in history or just want to have a relaxing time in a beautiful city, Sofia is definitely worth a visit.