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Istanbul to Sofia flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Istanbul and Sofia take, on average, 1 h and 25 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Istanbul with Sofia found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Sofia
Arriving AirportFlights departing Istanbul with Sofia as destination arrives at Sofia Intl

Cheap last minute flights to Sofia

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Departure Tue, 05 Oct Return Fri, 08 Oct
IST Istanbul
SOF Sofia
return from £163
Departure Thu, 21 Oct Return Sun, 24 Oct
IST Istanbul
SOF Sofia
return from £166
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 2.28 BGN
British Pound Sterling Bulgarian Lev
1 BGN = 0.45 GBP
Last checked on 23 September 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
110%

Trains are 110% more expensive in Sofia than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.34
Sofia
£0.7
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
56%

The average meal is 56% more expensive in Sofia than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£3.37
Sofia
£5.25
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
11%

Taxis are 11% more expensive in Sofia than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.47
Sofia
£0.52
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
8%

Coffee in Sofia is 8% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£1.31
Sofia
£1.21
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Sofia airports
  • ( Sofia Intl (SOF)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
K Distance: 314 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Istanbul to Sofia

😷 Is it safe to travel from Istanbul to Sofia during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Bulgaria may apply when travelling from Istanbul. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Istanbul to Sofia at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to Sofia is 163£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Sofia expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Sofia costs an average of 0.48 GBP, the same as in Istanbul, while train tickets costs 100% more in Sofia: 0.70 GBP against 0.35 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.13 GBP in Sofia, 77% more than the 3.46 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 13% cheaper in Sofia, with an average of 1.15 GBP, while in Istanbul the coffee costs 1.32 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Sofia?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Sofia are May, January and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Sofia?
The best time of the year to go to Sofia when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, May is the top 1º month to fly to Sofia from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, April and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul -  Sofia.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Sofia?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Sofia is of around 01:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 495 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Sofia compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,Sofia's temperatures can go up to 32.9 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -13.21 ºC in Sofia, compared to the -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Sofia have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Sofia?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Sofia is: Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sofia Intl (SOF). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Sofia flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Sofia Intl (SOF) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
  • Egyptair.
Which are the airlines with flights from Istanbul to Sofia?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Istanbul to Sofia are:
  • Turkish Airlines.
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