There are 5 ways to get from Baku to Istanbul by plane, bus, train 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  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Baku (GYD) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) GYD - IST

$82 - $312

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  41 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Baku to Tbilisi station 38
  2. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
  3. Take the bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
  4. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari

$37 - $77

3 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Baku (GYD) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) GYD - SAW

$99 - $346

Bus  •  37 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Baku to Istanbul - Aksaray

$51 - $101

Drive  •  30 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Baku to Istanbul 1416.4 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The distance between Baku and Istanbul is 1763 km. The road distance is 2266.3 km.

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The best way to get from Baku to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Baku to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Baku to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Baku Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h behind Baku. It is currently 6:06 AM in Baku and 5:06 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Baku to Istanbul is 2266 km. It takes approximately 30 h 8 min to drive from Baku to Istanbul.

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Iraqi Airways, Ukraine International Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Baku Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baku to Baku Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Baku to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1101.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Baku, Azerbaijan and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Baku to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Baku to Istanbul 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 36 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Baku to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Baku to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Baku to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Baku to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Baku to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Baku to Istanbul Ataturk via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Baku to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Baku to Tbilisi station
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $14
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $20
1st class
$35
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$11
1 Class
$16 - $25
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Baku to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kobuleti to Hopa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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