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Frank207
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Posted 10 months ago

Hello everyone,
I am going to Sofia and Istanbul this summer. I've read on different blogs/sites that there is the Balkan Express that connects the 2 cities. Does anyone happen to know anything about it (timetables, stops etc)? All I know is that it's a night train, but I don't know if it's still running.
Thanks in advance

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argon
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replied 10 months ago

After the Covid-19 Pandemic the train umfortunately runs not longer , today ist the shortest way via Kapikule . Currently there are only one connection : 493 from Sofia to Kapikule and from there 12504 to Istambul-Halkali .

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Jackieee88
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replied 10 months ago

I took the night train last year in may and there was a night train directly leaving from sofia to halkali https://www.bdz.bg/en/a/sofia-istanbul-sofia