Sofia Express (Sofia Istanbul train)

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

Sofia Express
Sofia Express. Photo: Onur Uysal

This train service is suspended due to Covid-19.

Sofia Express information
Sofia Express route
Sofia Express route


Train departure days: Every day

Sofia Express ticket fares

Tickets on sale 60 days prior to departure

How can I buy the ticket?

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Ticket officeStations with international ticket desk

WhatsApp support line: +90 (507) 321 82 33


Train departs from Halkali, where Marmaray suburban trains depart. It’s easy to reach station using Marmaray from any region in Istanbul.

Train passes through Kapikule/Svilengrad border crossing.

Istanbul Sofia train guide for beginners may be helpful.

Check Balkan Flexipass if you are going to travel in Balkan countries by rail.


Main stations this train is calling at:

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