There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Makhachkala by plane, train, bus 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 Istanbul Ataturk to Makhachkala  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Makhachkala (MCX) IST - MCX

$75 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus Alpar Turizm, train  •  46 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
  2. Take the train from Bilajari to Makhachkala 369 / ...

$54 - $106

4 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Grozny, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Grozny (GRV) SAW - GRV
  2. Take the train from Gudermes to Mahachkala

$127 - $378

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Mineralnye Vody
  3. Take the bus from Mineralnye Vody to Makhachkala

$72 - $115

Bus, train via Rize  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bozüyük
  2. Take the bus from Bozüyük to Rize
  3. Take the bus from Rize to Batumi
  4. Take the bus from Batumi to Mineralnye Vody
  5. Take the train from Mineralnie Wodi to Mahachkala D

$75 - $129

Drive  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Makhachkala 1297.7 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Makhachkala is 1545 km. The road distance is 2076.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Makhachkala without a car is to bus and train which takes 46 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Istanbul to Makhachkala, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Makhachkala is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Makhachkala Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Makhachkala is 2076 km. It takes approximately 27 h 51 min to drive from Istanbul to Makhachkala.

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Onur Air offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Makhachkala Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Makhachkala. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Makhachkala.
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  • Distance: 965.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Makhachkala, Russia?

Onur Air flies from Istanbul to Makhachkala twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Makhachkala via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Hopa, Batumi, Mineralnye Vody, and Makhachkala in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Grozny
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Makhachkala
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Gudermes to Mahachkala
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$11 - $17
Train from Mineralnie Wodi to Mahachkala
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Bilajari to Makhachkala
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$4 - $6
2nd class (coupe)
$6 - $7
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 - $100
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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Rize to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Batumi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Book at
facebook.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Mineralnye Vody to Makhachkala
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bozüyük
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bozüyük to Rize
Ave. Duration
17 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr

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