Cheap bus tickets from Sofia to İstanbul
Comfort on board
Largest bus network in Europe
Bus stations and stops in Sofia
Bus stations and stops in İstanbul
İstanbul Alibeyköy bus station
Yenı Baraj Yolu No:7
İstanbul Dudullu bus station
İstanbul Esenler bus station
Büyük İstanbul Otogarı No:144-145-146
Sultanbeyli Biniş Durağı
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Find the cheapest buses from Sofia to İstanbul
Looking for cheap tickets from Sofia to İstanbul? FlixBus has you covered. The distance between Sofia and İstanbul is 560kms, which takes a minimum of 9 hours.
FlixBus has a large network, so you can travel onwards with us once you reach İstanbul.
So how to find the best ticket prices? Be sure to book in advance on our website or via our FlixBus App. When booking through the App, your ticket will be stored directly, making bus travel even more and convenient!
Traveling from Sofia to İstanbul
The bus takes a minimum of 9 hours and you can expect 3 stops on your journey.
Traveling with FlixBus isn’t just quick, it’s cheap too. If you book in advance online or using the app, you can expect to pay as little as 23,90 € for a ticket between Sofia and İstanbul, That’s a great saving compared to traveling by train, car or plane!
What’s more, bus travel is a more sustainable mode of transport. We’re working towards making our entire FlixBus fleet 100% carbon neutral, and every customer can offset their carbon footprint by making a donation when they purchase their ticket.
Taking the bus from Sofia
Sofia is well-connected on the FlixBus network with 30 connections departing every day from the city bus station, making it very easy to travel across the country.
Arriving in İstanbul
With 1 bus stations its easy-to-reach bus station, Sofia is well-connected. Traveling with FlixBus around the country is very cheap and easy, as to get to İstanbul you can pick one of the 260 routes arriving daily.
What to expect onboard the FlixBus bus from Sofia to İstanbul
Once you’ve booked your bus tickets through the FlixBus App using one of our secure payment methods, you just need to bring your phone to use as your ticket - and your luggage, of course. Don’t worry about packing light as you can bring one piece of carry-on luggage and one piece of hold luggage for your journey.
Want to be guaranteed the best seat in the house? You can choose yours when you book your ticket. Opt for a classic seat, a table seat, a panorama seat for a great view, or reserve the free seat beside you for extra space.
Once you’ve stowed your luggage away and settled in, sit back and enjoy the journey with the onboard services on your FlixBus bus including free Wi-Fi onboard, FLIXtainment - our entertainment portal, toilets and plug socket. Whether you need to fire off some emails during your trip, or you want to relax and enjoy the ride, we’ve got you covered.
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Onboard services are subject to availability