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Distance between Sofia (SOF) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from Sofia to Istanbul (Sofia Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 292 miles / 470 kilometers / 254 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Map of flight path from Sofia to Istanbul.

Shortest flight path between Sofia Airport (SOF) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

How far is Istanbul from Sofia?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Sofia and Istanbul. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 291.830 miles
  • 469.656 kilometers
  • 253.594 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 291.193 miles
  • 468.629 kilometers
  • 253.040 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Sofia Airport
City: Sofia
Country: Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria
IATA Code: SOF
ICAO Code: LBSF
Coordinates: 42°41′48″N, 23°24′41″E

B Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey Flag of Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Sofia and Istanbul is 1 hour. Istanbul is 1 hour ahead of Sofia.

Time Difference

Sofia

 EET

Istanbul

 +03

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 68 kg (150 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sofia (SOF) → Istanbul (IST).

Distance:
292
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
292

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