The cheapest buses from Plovdiv to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£18

Average

£18

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Plovdiv to Istanbul will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

Cheapest
15:30Plovdiv6h30 22:00Istanbul
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£181One-way
2nd Cheapest
00:30Plovdiv6h30 07:00Istanbul
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£191One-way

Timetable Plovdiv to Istanbul

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00:30Plovdiv6h30 07:00Istanbul
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15:30Plovdiv6h30 22:00Istanbul
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17 Oct
£18Arda Tur
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18 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Tue
19 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Wed
20 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Thu
21 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Fri
22 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Sat
23 Oct
£18Arda Tur
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24 Oct
£18Arda Tur
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25 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Tue
26 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Wed
27 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Thu
28 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Fri
29 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Sat
30 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Sun
31 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Mon
1 Nov
£18Arda Tur
Tue
2 Nov
£18Arda Tur
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3 Nov
£18Arda Tur
Thu
4 Nov
£18Arda Tur
Fri
5 Nov
£18Arda Tur

The fastest buses from Plovdiv to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 30 m

Average

6 h 30 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

371 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Plovdiv for Istanbul every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 371 km distance in an average of 6 h 30 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
00:30Plovdiv6h30 07:00Istanbul
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£191One-way
Fastest
15:30Plovdiv6h30 22:00Istanbul
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£181One-way

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Coach Information between Plovdiv and Istanbul

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesKarat-S

Coaches from Plovdiv to Istanbul cover the 230 miles (371 km) long route taking on average 6 h 30 min with our travel partners like Karat-S. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £18, but the average price of coach tickets is £18.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by coach from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Istanbul, Turkey by coach is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Turkey from Bulgaria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Plovdiv?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

When travelling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach between Plovdiv and Istanbul before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Bulgaria from Istanbul, Turkey?

Return travel from Turkey to Bulgaria is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Plovdiv from Istanbul?

Entry into Bulgaria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria from Istanbul?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

The government of Bulgaria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Plovdiv from Istanbul.

How much do cheap coach tickets to Istanbul from Plovdiv cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Plovdiv and Istanbul for as low as £18  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Plovdiv to Istanbul?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Plovdiv and Istanbul is £18  one way.
How far is it from Plovdiv to Istanbul by coach?
The Plovdiv to Istanbul coach distance is approximately 230 miles (371 km).
How many hours does it take from Plovdiv to Istanbul by coach?
On average the coach from Plovdiv to Istanbul duration is 6 h 30 min  for the 230 miles (371 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What coach companies go from Plovdiv to Istanbul?
For the best Plovdiv to Istanbul coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Karat-S. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Plovdiv to Istanbul to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct coach to Istanbul from Plovdiv?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Plovdiv to Istanbul, consider travelling with Arda Tur or Brittany Ferries. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
When does the first coach depart from Plovdiv to Istanbul? When does the last coach depart from Plovdiv to Istanbul?
The earliest coach departing from Plovdiv to Istanbul leaves at 12: 30. The last coach departing from Plovdiv to Istanbul leaves at 13: 30. You can find the latest Plovdiv to Istanbul coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book coach tickets to Istanbul from Plovdiv to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Plovdiv to Istanbul is on average £18 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets to Istanbul from Plovdiv available a few months in advance.

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