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There are 6 ways to get from Antalya to Istanbul by plane, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) AYT - IST

$28 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari

$13 - $20

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AYT - SAW

$20 - $102

Bus Kamil Koc  •  14h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
  2. Take the bus from Sandıklı to Istanbul

$18 - $26

Rideshare  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul 434.8 miles

$20

Drive  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Antalya to Istanbul 434.9 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to bus which costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which costs 160 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Antalya and Istanbul is 481 km. The road distance is 695.8 km.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 11h 44m and costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Antalya to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3h 15m and costs 160 ₺ - 900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Antalya Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antalya to Istanbul is 696 km. It takes approximately 9h 13m to drive from Antalya to Istanbul.

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Onur Air, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Antalya Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Antalya to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 300.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Antalya, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Onur Air, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines fly from Antalya to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Antalya to Istanbul every 2 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 11h 30m. Kamil Koc also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $180
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $210
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Sandıklı to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Antalya and Istanbul. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Antalya Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 7 ₺ - 12 ₺.

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