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Flights Sofia - Istanbul

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Departure Wed, 05 Apr Return Fri, 07 Apr
SOF Sofia
IST Istanbul
return from 181€
Departure Sat, 08 Apr Return Mon, 10 Apr
SOF Sofia
SAW Istanbul
return from 260€
Departure Wed, 19 Apr Return Mon, 24 Apr
SOF Sofia
SAW Istanbul
return from 174€
Departure Fri, 21 Apr Return Fri, 28 Apr
SOF Sofia
IST Istanbul
return from 244€
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Currency and cost comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 EUR = 20.64 TRY
Euro Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.05 EUR
Last checked on 22 March 2023
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Istanbul are 40% cheaper than in Sofia.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Istanbul is 42% cheaper than a meal in Sofia.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 43% cheaper than in Sofia.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 13% more expensive in Istanbul than in Sofia.

Sofia airports
  • ( Sofia Intl (SOF)
    How far from city centre: 6 kms
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 34 kms
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 30 kms
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 14 kms
K Distance: 505 kms

Find flights from Sofia - Istanbul

Are you excited for an amazing trip from Sofia to Istanbul? You are in the right place! If you need a little getaway to see a loved one or a comfortable flight for your business trip, the best deal prices and airline carriers are a click away from you. You either are looking for a cheap flight or are in a hurry to find a last-minute ticket, no worries! eDreams will take care of everything you need for a perfect vacation in Istanbul. You will get a large selection of airfares from standard and low cost airlines worldwide and easily book your tickets for this route. Don´t forget to book a hotel and choose a car for your perfect trip as a package. Choose the best-suited flight and fasten your seatbelt, we are flying!

How is COVID-19 currently affecting flights from Sofia to Istanbul?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to Turkey. At eDreams have you covered!
For flights from Sofia to Istanbul, how can I find the cheapest price?
On eDreams we use machine learning to find the most economical flight between Sofia and Istanbul. By taking into account the combinations of airlines, stopovers, direct flights as well as the various criteria for the journeys, our search engine allows us to offer our customers the best price under the best conditions.
Is Istanbul more expensive than Sofia to visit?
Looking at taxi prices, a ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.64 EUR euros, 43% cheaper than Sofia, with a fare of 1.12 EUR euros, while train tickets cost 40% less in Istanbul: 0.49 EUR euros against 0.82 EUR euros in Sofia. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 5.89 EUR euros in Istanbul, 42% less than the 10.22 EUR euros in Sofia. The price of a coffee is approximately 13% more expensive in Istanbul, with an average of 2.23 EUR euros, while in Sofia the coffee costs 1.97 EUR.
When booking, when is the best time to do so in order to get the best prices for Sofia to Istanbul flights?
The most popular month for flights from Sofia to Istanbul are: July, August and March.
When is the best time to travel from Sofia to Istanbul?
A good period of the year to visit Istanbul from Sofia really depends on lots of personal preferences, price being one of the main criteria When it comes to popularity, April is the best month to fly to Istanbul from Sofia, basedd on searches from our customers, followed by August and September. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds November, February and January are the months with fewer searches for the route Sofia -  Istanbul.
What is the duration of a flight from Sofia to Istanbul?
Flight time, on average, from Sofia to Istanbul is usually 01:27 hours on average, at an average distance of 501 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Istanbul compared to Sofia?
The average temperature in Sofia the average temperature is 32.9 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 6.0 mm , Istanbul's temperatures reach 32.95 during the hot season, with 5.3 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 degrees in Istanbul, compared to the -13.21 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 most common route form Sofia to Istanbul is: Sofia Intl (SOF) to Istanbul Airport (IST). These airlines fly this route:
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Singapore Airlines.
  • Egyptair.
  • Find more Sofia to Istanbul flights between Sofia Intl (SOF) to Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) which are flown by the following airline(s): Turkish Airlines.
  • Egyptair.
What airlines fly from Sofia to Istanbul?
Airlines that have direct flight routes from Sofia to Istanbul are:
  • Turkish Airlines.
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