There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Bolu by bus, rideshare, taxi 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

Bus via Gebze  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Bolu

$13 - $20

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bolu

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The distance between Istanbul and Bolu is 225 km. The road distance is 261.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bolu without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Istanbul to Bolu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bolu is 261 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Istanbul to Bolu.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Bolu. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Bolu.
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  • Distance: 140.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Bolu via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Gebze in around 5 h 3 min.

Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Gebze
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 İstanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
Phone
+90 216 304 4127
Website
sawkoop.com

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