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

Sofia Express travel info

Route map of Sofia Express

Sofia Express (Sofia Istanbul train) route map

Main stations Sofia Express calls

Sofia Express timetable

Train departure days: Every day

Sofia Express timetable
Sofia Express timetable

* As of 3/2019. 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 3/2019 based on information at official websites.

More to know

  • 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.

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