Istanbul to Varna by train

Travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Varna (Bulgaria) by train (260km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

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

Your travel route could be like that.

260 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Istanbul to Varna, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Varna - Istanbul / Istanbul - Burgas / Istanbul - Plovdiv / Istanbul - Ruse / Ankara - Sofia / Ankara - Burgas / Ankara - Plovdiv / Ankara - Varna / Izmir - Sofia

1 Istanbul (Turkey) - Varna (Bulgaria)

1a Travelling from Istanbul (Turkey) to Varna (Bulgaria)

If you want to travel from Turkey to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Turkey. The best option is to buy it at the Sirkeci station in Istanbul. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities. There are no online tickets available.

The only rail connection between the two countries is the line from Istanbul via the Kapikule/Svilengrad border crossing. Currently the night train from Istanbul to Sofia and Bucharest is the only service across the border.

Buy your ticket from Istanbul to Varna 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.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Standard (TCDD)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
Bosfor Istanbul - Bucharest / D 81032 Istanbul - Sofia

train company:
TCDD Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları / BDZ Български държавни железници

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Varna - Istanbul / Istanbul - Sofia / Istanbul - Plovdiv / Istanbul - Burgas / Ankara - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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