Distance from Sofia to Istanbul

Distance is 505 kilometers or 314 miles or 273 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Sofia and Istanbul

Map - Shortest path between Sofia and Istanbul
  • Location for Sofia
  • Location for Istanbul
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Sofia

Latitude: 42° 42' North
Longitude: 23° 19' East
Initial heading:109.9°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:113.7°East-southeastEast-southeast
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Heading from Istanbul

Latitude: 41° 01' North
Longitude: 28° 58' East
Initial heading:293.7°West-northwestWest-northwest
Final heading:289.9°West-northwestWest-northwest
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Sofia(Bulgaria)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:24:14 PM
Istanbul(Turkey)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:24:14 PM

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