Train service between Istanbul and Sofia is an overnight train departing everyday.
Train is called Bosphor Express (in Turkey) and Balkan Express (in Bulgaria)
Electric loco hauled overnight train
560 km long
Lasts about 9 hrs
Border crossing at Kapikule
The service used to be given by bus connections due to engineering works. This temporary situation had ended as of 20 February 2017.
Train is being organized by BDZ Passenger Services in Bulgaria.
* Turkey is GMT +3 and Bulgaria is GMT +2.
Sofia – Plovdiv – Kapıkule – Edirne – Çerkezköy – Halkalı
Fares (as of February 2017)
Please check Balkan Flexipass if you are going to travel in Balkan countries by rail.