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from Plovdiv to Istanbul

You can get from Plovdiv to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Plovdiv to Istanbul on 21 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

00:30Plovdiv6h30 07:00Istanbul
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£191One-way
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00:30Plovdiv6h30 07:00Istanbul
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£191One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Fri
22 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Sat
23 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Sun
24 Oct
£18Arda Tur
Mon
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
Wed
3 Nov
£18Arda Tur
Thu
4 Nov
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Fri
5 Nov
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Sat
6 Nov
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7 Nov
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8 Nov
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Travel Information from Plovdiv to Istanbul

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
fastestFastest modeCoach • £18 • 6 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur

Take a coach to travel 230 miles (371 km) from Plovdiv to Istanbul. Arda Tur is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Plovdiv to Istanbul.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Istanbul, Turkey from Plovdiv, Bulgaria?

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

Can travellers from Bulgaria enter Turkey?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Istanbul from Plovdiv?

Conditions of entry into Turkey:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Istanbul, Turkey?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Turkey has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 15/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Plovdiv and Istanbul.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Plovdiv, Bulgaria from Istanbul, Turkey?

Return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria from Turkey is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Bulgaria from Turkey?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Bulgaria from Turkey?

Requirements for reentering Bulgaria:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bulgaria?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Bulgaria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria was last verified on 17/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Plovdiv from Istanbul.

What are my Plovdiv to Istanbul travel options?

Travel Plovdiv to Istanbul by coach.

What is the fastest way to get to Istanbul from Plovdiv?

The fastest way to travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul is by coach, which requires on average 6 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Plovdiv to Istanbul?

You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km) from Plovdiv to Istanbul.

When going from Plovdiv to Istanbul, where do I depart from Plovdiv and where do I arrive in Istanbul?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Plovdiv to Istanbul:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Plovdiv, Avtogara Sever (Пловдив, Автогара Север) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
Which travel companies can take me from Plovdiv to Istanbul?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Plovdiv and Istanbul:

  • You can travel between Plovdiv and Istanbul by coach with Arda Tur. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £18 with Arda Tur from Plovdiv to Istanbul.
Is there a way to travel directly from Plovdiv to Istanbul?

Yes, there is a direct service from Plovdiv to Istanbul:

  • You can find a direct coach to Istanbul with Arda Tur or Brittany Ferries.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Istanbul tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Istanbul from Plovdiv?
Looking to extend your trip from Plovdiv to Istanbul? Many Omio customers who go from Plovdiv to Istanbul usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin or Munich from Istanbul, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets between Plovdiv and Istanbul online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Plovdiv and Istanbul, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £18 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Plovdiv and Istanbul online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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