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There are 11 ways to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, shuttle 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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Train to Batumi, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Kutaisi to Batumi
  2. Fly from Batumi (BUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BUS - IST

$106 - $318

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Bus  •  23 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari

$25 - $34

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Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TBS - IST

$57 - $197

Bus, shuttle to Trabzon, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Rize
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rize to Trabzon Airport
  3. Fly from Trabzon (TZX) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TZX - SAW

$34 - $159

Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TBS - SAW

$54 - $201

Train, drive to Kars, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zestafoni to Ani
  2. Drive from Ani to Kars
  3. Fly from Kars (KSY) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) KSY - IST

$135 - $604

Train, drive to Kars, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  23 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Zestafoni to Ani
  2. Drive from Ani to Kars
  3. Fly from Kars (KSY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) KSY - SAW

$94 - $298

Bus, train  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Ankara
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  3. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$32 - $56

Bus Kamil Koc  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Pazar to Bursa
  3. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari

$28 - $47

Minibus, bus  •  28 h 37 min

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Istanbul

$41 - $44

Drive  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Kutaisi to Istanbul 916.5 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 23 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs $100 - $320 and takes 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between Kutaisi and Istanbul is 1149 km. The road distance is 1466.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 54 min and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Batumi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h behind Kutaisi. It is currently 2:03 AM in Kutaisi and 1:03 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Kutaisi to Istanbul is 1466 km. It takes approximately 19 h 58 min to drive from Kutaisi to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Batumi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 718.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 4 min

What companies run services between Kutaisi, Georgia and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Kutaisi to Istanbul via Hopa, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 23 h 54 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Batumi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Kars to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Kars to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $480
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $480
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Georgian Railway
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Zestafoni to Ani
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$17 - $18
Extra Comfort Compartment
$30 - $33
Compartment car
$26 - $28
Sleeping car
$44 - $48
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Rize
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Hopa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Ankara
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Rize to Trabzon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Pazar to Bursa
Ave. Duration
19 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Batumi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge

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