Plovdiv to Istanbul Bus

Between Plovdiv to Istanbul, we have 2 bus services. The earliest departure from Plovdiv is at 00:30:00. And the last bus is at 00:30:00. The price for one bus ticket starts from EUR 21.00.
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Plovdiv to Istanbul Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Citylines 00:30 00:30 7 hrs 0 mins EUR 21.00 2 BOOK TICKET

Plovdiv to Istanbul Bus Service

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7 hrs 0 mins

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EUR 21.00

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Plovdiv to Istanbul Bus

Plovdiv to Istanbul is an international route travelled by many people. The journey from Plovdiv to Istanbul by bus takes approximately 7 to 8 hours and covers a distance of 415 Km. The average fare of the bus is 26.45 USD (22.07 Euro).

One of the best things about travelling on a bus is that it follows the scenic route. Furthermore, a majority of the bus carriers offer food, refreshments, TV plus free Wi-Fi. In comparison to other modes of travel, bus tickets are way cheaper. You can easily book tickets for Plovdiv to Istanbul bus online on redBus.

Bus Operators Servicing the Plovdiv to Istanbul Route

There is only one operator for the Plovdiv to Istanbul bus route. It is:


  • Average Ticket Price: 26.45 USD (22.07 Euro).
  • Average Journey Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes.
  • Amenities: Direct Trips (No Stops), Comfortable Seats, High-Speed Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Onboard Restroom.

Things to See in Istanbul

Istanbul, the largest and most populous city in Turkey, is home to awesome cuisine and culture. Natural beauty, architecture, rich culture and world heritage sites are the highlights of Istanbul tourism. Istanbul has something for everyone. Here are some of the things to see in Istanbul.

  • Belgrad Forest

If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Belgrad Forest is the place for you. It's a beautiful mixed deciduous forest lying adjacent to Istanbul, Turkey. This natural retreat is the perfect destination for families.

  • Pera Museum

Pera Museum is one of the leading private-owned art museums in the city of Istanbul. It was founded by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation (2005). Their collection is worth seeing. So if you're interested in art, don't miss out on this place when you visit Istanbul.

  • Suleymaniye Mosque

Take a bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul if you wish to visit Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the most wonderful mosques in Istanbul. The mosque was funded by Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and designed by the famous architect of Mimar Sinan.

Advantages of booking with redBus

These are some of the benefits of booking a bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul with redBus:

  • Exclusive Offers and Cashback Options: You would most often see some exclusive offers and cashback options on redBus. They ensure the availability of low-cost tickets all season.

  • Easy Ticketing: You no longer have to stand in the queue to book the tickets. Easily book the tickets on the redBus website in just a few minutes. It's reliable and quick.

  • Affordable Option: You can find affordable options to travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul by bus on redBus. You can compare all the available buses and book the one that best suits your budget and requirements.

  • No Hidden Charges Included: Unlike other booking platforms, you won't find any hidden charges on redBus.

  • 24x7 Customer Care: If you have any issues or queries related to your bus booking on redBus, you can contact the 24x7 customer care number. The redBus customer service will help you and solve your issues.


Istanbul is one of the famous cities in Turkey. You should book a bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul to get great offers and travel safely. The travel from Plovdiv to Istanbul via bus is fun and affordable.

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Q: Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
Q: Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
Q: Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Q: How early should I arrive for the trip?
A: Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Q: Are there any discounts available on the route from Plovdiv to Istanbul?
A: Plovdiv to Istanbul is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
Q: How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another?
A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
  • Plovdiv Bus Station South
  • Istanbul Büyük Otogari

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