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There are 5 ways to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TBS - IST

$51 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  31 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul

$37 - $40

3 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TBS - SAW

$48 - $195

Train, bus  •  45 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Tbilisi Central station to Bayandur 201 / ...
  2. Take the train from Akyaka to Kars
  3. Take the train from Kars to Ankara
  4. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  5. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$78 - $124

Drive  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Tbilisi to Istanbul 1060.3 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul is to bus which costs $37 - $40 and takes 31 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul is to fly which costs $50 - $200 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Tbilisi and Istanbul is 1323 km. The road distance is 1696.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 37 min and costs $37 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $50 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $37 - $40 and takes 31 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Tbilisi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h behind Tbilisi. It is currently 7:14 AM in Tbilisi and 6:14 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Tbilisi to Istanbul is 1696 km. It takes approximately 22 h 55 min to drive from Tbilisi to Istanbul.

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Tarom, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Tbilisi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 826.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Tbilisi to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, Metro Georgia operates a bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 30 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
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 to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Tbilisi Central station to Bayandur
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$13 - $14
Extra Comfort Compartment
$23 - $25
Compartment car
$18 - $20
Sleeping car
$33 - $36
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Akyaka to Kars
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kars to Ankara
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
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MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
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

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