How to get from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul

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Recommended option

Fly from Alexandroupolis  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Istanbul (IST) AXD - IST

$59 - $265

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$23 - $35

3 alternative options

Drive, car ferry to Canakkale, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Eceabat
  2. Take the car ferry from Eceabat to Çanakkale Iskele
  3. Fly from Canakkale (CKZ) to Istanbul (IST) CKZ - IST

$49 - $142

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandroupoli to Pythion Ic 90
  2. Take the train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali 81721

$47 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul 184.6 miles

$40 - $65

What companies run services between Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD), Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines fly from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Canakkale to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli to Pythion
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
GESTAS Deniz Ulasim
Website
gdu.com.tr
Car ferry from Eceabat to Çanakkale Iskele
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
gdu.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Car ferry from Eceabat to Canakkale Iskele
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) and Istanbul is 253 km. The road distance is 295 km.

The cheapest way to get from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul is to bus which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul is to drive which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Alexandroupolis Airport (AXD) to Istanbul, including transfers.