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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Baku 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 4 min

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

$82 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  42 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
  3. Take the train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central station
  4. Take the train from Tbilisi station to Baku 37

$37 - $77

3 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 23 min

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

$99 - $348

Bus  •  36 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku

$52 - $104

Drive  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Baku 1378.8 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Baku is to bus and train which costs 200 ₺ - 440 ₺ and takes 42 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Baku is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.800 ₺ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Baku is 1763 km. The road distance is 2206.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Baku without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 34 min and costs 290 ₺ - 600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Istanbul to Baku, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Baku is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 460 ₺ - 1.800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 290 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 36 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Baku is 1 h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 6:21 PM in Istanbul and 7:21 PM in Baku.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Baku is 2206 km. It takes approximately 28 h 58 min to drive from Istanbul to Baku.

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Ukraine International Airlines, Iran Air, Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Baku.
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  • Distance: 1101.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to Baku every 4 hours. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Baku 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 36 h.

Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Baku Heydar Aliyev via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Iran Air
Website
iranair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Baku Heydar Aliyev via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
2 Class
$11
1 Class
$16 - $25
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Tbilisi station to Baku
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $14
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $20
1st class
$35
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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