Sofia - Istanbul - Sofia

Istanbul ©

There is a daily train from Sofia to Istanbul. Consist of the train includes bulgarian and turkish couchette and sleeping cars.


One-way ticket AdultChildren 7 - 12 yearsChildren 4 - 7 yearsChildren 0 - 4 years
2nd class36,18 BGN18,19 BGN8,61 BGNFree*
1st class**54,18 BGN---
(2 beds compartment)
(1 bed compartment)
from 18,38 BGN29,34 BGN68,45 BGN

* Children up to 4 years of age can travel for free, unless a separate bed is requested and in this case a separate children`s ticket is required.

**1-st class ticket is required for Single reservation

Information about tickets and reservations


Tickets and reservations are available for sale 2 (two) months in advance.

Reductions are not applicable for youths, groups and return tickets.

Tickets Plovdiv-Istanbul-Plovdid and Dimitrovgrad-Istanbul-Dimitrovgrad are also available.


- One-way ticket – 15 days

- Return ticket – 1 month

Validity begins on the date shown on the ticket. Passengers may start their trip on any day of validity but they must end it on a train which is scheduled to arrive at their destination by 24:00 on the last day of validity.


If the passenger cancels the trip prior or within the period of validity, he will be refunded up to 90% of the paid price.

If couchette or sleeping reservation is cancelled one or more days prior to departure, the passanger will be refunded up to 90% of its price. If couchette or sleeping reservation is cancelled on the day of departure, the reservation fare won’t be refunded.

Further information


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Railway passes

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