Sofia Express (Sofia Istanbul train)

Route map, train timetable, main stations and ticket options of international train running between Halkalı and Sofia:

Sofia Express
Sofia Express. Photo: Onur Uysal

Sofia Express travel info

Route map of Sofia Express

* Based on route data provided by EcoTransITWorld. Shows route roughly. The Pehlivankoy-Kapikule stretch seen on territory of Greece had changed. The new rail connection is going through Turkish territory, going towards north from Pehlivankoy via Edirne to Kapikule.

Main stations Sofia Express calls

Sofia Express timetable

Train departure days: Everyday

Sofia Express timetable
Sofia Express timetable

* As of 10/2018. Please click for official timetable.

Ticket fares of Sofia Express

Ticket fares for Sofia Express-Uluslararası route*:

  • Couchette: 28.48 €/person
  • Sleeper: 33.48 €/person (Single room surcharge: 29.24 €)

* Fares are as of 10/2018.

More to know

  • Halkali is far away from city center. There’s shuttle service of TCDD between Sirkeci and Halkali.
  • Bus connection between Istanbul and Bulgaria border ended in February 2017. Whole travel is on rail.
  • Train passes through Kapikule/Svilengrad border crossing.
  • Check Balkan Flexipass if you are going to travel in Balkan countries by rail.
  • Read experiences of travellers about this train at Travel Stories.

Some information may vary. For official information, please visit TCDD Taşımacılık, BDZ. Please read our disclaimer.