Coaches from Istanbul to Plovdiv

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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Istanbul to Plovdiv. Traveling by coach from Istanbul to Plovdiv usually takes around 6 hours and 25 minutes, but some coaches might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance232 mi (374 km)
Shortest duration6h 25m
Cheapest price£17.58
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceCitylines
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Istanbul to Plovdiv?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Istanbul to Plovdiv. Citylines is the only company to provides coach transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Citylines16h 25m£17.58
  • Citylines


    Book Citylines from Istanbul to Plovdiv from £18. There are 1 Citylines schedules from Istanbul to Plovdiv and you can expect on average to pay for a Citylines ticket to Plovdiv. In Istanbul, Citylines departs to Plovdiv from Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı and no other station. In Plovdiv, Citylines arrives at Bus Station South and no other station.

    An average trip on Citylines from Istanbul to Plovdiv takes 6 hours and 25 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Istanbul to Plovdiv during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Istanbul to Plovdiv?

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 232 miles from Istanbul to Plovdiv. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Istanbul?

There is usually only one coach per day from Istanbul to Plovdiv. It leaves the station in Istanbul at 18:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There is usually only one coach per day from Istanbul to Plovdiv. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct coach, meaning that you do not have to get on a different coach at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Istanbul?

Main departure station: Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı

Most coaches depart from the main station in Istanbul.

All coach stations in Istanbul:

  • Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı

Where does the coach arrive in Plovdiv?

Main arrival station: Bus Station South

All coaches from Istanbul arrive at one main station in Plovdiv.

Coach stations in Plovdiv:

  • Bus Station South

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