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Istanbul to Burgas bus

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Istanbul - Burgas Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Istanbul to Burgas. Traveling by bus from Istanbul to Burgas usually takes around 6 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Arda Tur bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price€27.64
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceArda Tur
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Istanbul to Burgas?

There are 3 bus lines from Istanbul to Burgas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Arda Tur usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur45h 55m€28.38
Citylines26h 20m€36.75
Union Ivkoni17h 30m€31.95
  • Arda Tur is a Bulgarian intercity coach company serving a large number of cities in Bulgaria as well as destinations across Europe, like Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Onboard, you’ll find extra legroom, air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary WiFi and power outlets. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase as well.

  • Citylines, a prominent Bulgarian bus company based in Sofia, offers an extensive network of routes connecting cities within Bulgaria and beyond, operating numerous daily trips. The company's services extend to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers. One of Citylines' popular routes is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily, and passengers can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Istanbul to Burgas, and the trip usually takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 209 kilometers from Istanbul to Burgas. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Istanbul to Burgas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Istanbul to Burgas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Istanbul to Burgas without transferring.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Istanbul?

Main departure station: Istanbul Esenler Otogari

Istanbul has two bus stations with service to Burgas.

All bus stations in Istanbul:

  • Istanbul Esenler Otogari

  • Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı

Where does the bus arrive in Burgas?

Main arrival station: Avtogara Yug

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Burgas.

Bus stations in Burgas:

  • Avtogara Yug

  • Burgas Tsaritsa Yoanna

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