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Sofia to Istanbul flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Sofia and Istanbul take, on average, 1 hour and 27 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Sofia with Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Sofia Intl is the departure airport operating flights between Sofia and Istanbul
Arriving AirportFlights departing Sofia with Istanbul as destination arrives at Istanbul Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Istanbul

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Departure Sat, 26 Jun Return Sun, 27 Jun
SOF Sofia
IST Istanbul
return from £136
Departure Sat, 17 Jul Return Wed, 21 Jul
SOF Sofia
IST Istanbul
return from £179
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 11.83 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.09 GBP
Last checked on 18 June 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
51%

Trains in Istanbul are 51% cheaper than in Sofia.

Sofia
£0.7
Istanbul
£0.34
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
44%

A meal in Istanbul is 44% cheaper than a meal in Sofia.

Sofia
£5.26
Istanbul
£2.96
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
7%

Taxis are 7% more expensive in Istanbul than in Sofia.

Sofia
£0.44
Istanbul
£0.47
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
7%

Coffee is 7% more expensive in Istanbul than in Sofia.

Sofia
£1.16
Istanbul
£1.24
Sofia airports
  • ( Sofia Intl (SOF)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
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
K Distance: 314 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Sofia to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from Sofia to Istanbul 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 Turkey may apply when travelling from Sofia. 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 Sofia to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Sofia to Istanbul is 136£. 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 Istanbul expensive to visit compared to Sofia?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.46 GBP, 10% more expensive than Sofia, with a fare of 0.42 GBP, while train tickets costs 55% less in Istanbul: 0.32 GBP against 0.71 GBP in Sofia. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.76 GBP in Istanbul, 48% less than the 5.30 GBP in Sofia. The price of the coffee is around 16% more expensive in Istanbul, with an average of 1.35 GBP , while in Sofia the coffee costs 1.16 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Sofia to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from Sofia to Istanbul are December, July and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Sofia to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from Sofia depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from Sofia in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, November, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Sofia -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Sofia to Istanbul?
The total flight time between Sofia and Istanbul is of around 01:27 hours on average, considering an average distance of 501 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 Istanbul compared to Sofia?
While in Sofia the temperatures can reach an average of 32.9 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Istanbul's temperatures can go up to 32.95 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 ºC in Istanbul, compared to the -13.21 ºC average degrees reported in Sofia. During the winter period, Sofia can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Sofia and Istanbul?
The main airport route flying between Sofia and Istanbul is: Sofia Intl (SOF) to Istanbul Airport (IST). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Singapore Airlines.
  • Egyptair.
  • Alternatively, you can find Sofia - Istanbul flights between Sofia Intl (SOF) to Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Sofia to Istanbul are:
  • British Airways, with 760 minutes scale in London.
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