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There are 8 ways to get from Adana to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  2h 6m

  1. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Istanbul (IST) ADA - IST

359 ₺ - 470 ₺

Cheapest option

Train  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the train from Adana to Konya Toros Ekspresi
  2. Take the train from Konya to Bakırköy Yht

52 ₺ - 69 ₺

6 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ADA - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

147 ₺ - 213 ₺

Bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Adana to Istanbul Otogari

134 ₺ - 249 ₺

Train, ferry  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Adana to Konya
  2. Take the train from Konya Yht to Istanbul Hst
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

58 ₺ - 81 ₺

Bus via Bursa  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Adana to Bursa
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari

162 ₺ - 259 ₺

Rideshare  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Adana to İstanbul 928.9 km

200 ₺

Drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Adana to Istanbul 929.5 km

850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Adana to Istanbul is to train which costs 50 ₺ - 70 ₺ and takes 13h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Adana to Istanbul is to fly which costs 350 ₺ - 470 ₺ and takes 2h 6m.

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The distance between Adana and Istanbul is 710 km. The road distance is 929.5 km.

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The best way to get from Adana to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 12h 48m and costs 130 ₺ - 250 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Adana to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Adana to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2h 6m and costs 350 ₺ - 470 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130 ₺ - 250 ₺ and takes 12h 48m, you could also train, which costs 50 ₺ - 70 ₺ and takes 13h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Adana Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adana to Istanbul is 929 km. It takes approximately 10h 10m to drive from Adana to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Adana Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Adana to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 709.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Adana to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Adana to Istanbul Otogari every 4 hours. Tickets cost 100 ₺ - 210 ₺ and the journey takes 12h 27m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Adana to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Adana to Konya
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21 ₺ - 26 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya Yht to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 50 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Bakırköy
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Adana to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
12h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Adana to Bursa
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 75 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 25 ₺
Website
Huntur
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Phone
0212313800010
Email
info@sehirhatlari.istanbul
Website
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 ₺ - 5 ₺
Schedules at
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 5 ₺
Schedules at
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Adana to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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