ISTANBUL TO SOFIA BY TRAIN

How to travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Sofia (Bulgaria) by train. Buy your train ticket online. Find ticket fares. Detailed information and schedules.

To travel by train from Istanbul in Turkey to Sofia in Bulgaria, there is only one rail connection between both countries via the border crossing at Kapikule/Svilengrad.

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1 Istanbul (Turkey) - Sofia (Bulgaria)
1A Travelling from Istanbul (Turkey) to Sofia (Bulgaria)
Buy your ticket from Istanbul to Sofia here.
Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

TIMETABLE: Istanbul - Sofia

Note: these are carefully researched schedules. We want to show the best connections as an example. Of course there are many more connections available. To see all connections and the exact timetable on your travel date, please use an online schedule planner and check the timings when booking your ticket.

1234567 Connection available on these week days (1=Monday / 7=Sunday)

ARRIVAL
DEPARTURE
STATION

IstanbulSirkeci Garı
(İstanbul)

Bus replacement to Halkali.

22:00
22:36
22:38
00:00
00:02
02:28
02:30
02:52
04:05
04:30
05:10
Svilengrad
(Свиленград)
06:21
06:37
Dimitrovgrad
(Димитровград)
08:08
08:20
PlovdivTsentralna Gara
(Пловдив)
10:52

SofiaGare Centrale
(София)

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TIMETABLE: Istanbul - Sofia

Note: these are carefully researched schedules. We want to show the best connections as an example. Of course there are many more connections available. To see all connections and the exact timetable on your travel date, please use an online schedule planner and check the timings when booking your ticket.

1234567 Connection available on these week days (1=Monday / 7=Sunday)

ARRIVAL
DEPARTURE
STATION

IstanbulSirkeci Garı
(İstanbul)

Bus replacement to Halkali.

22:00
22:36
22:38
00:00
00:02
02:28
02:30
02:52
04:05
04:30
05:10
Svilengrad
(Свиленград)
06:21
06:37
Dimitrovgrad
(Димитровград)
08:08
08:20
PlovdivTsentralna Gara
(Пловдив)
10:52

SofiaGare Centrale
(София)

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Interrail: if you want to travel this route by Interrail instead of train tickets, have a look here for reservation fees and further information.

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