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There are 7 ways to get from Antalya to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, ferry, rideshare 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 to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) AYT - IST

$28 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari

$13 - $20

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Antalya (AYT) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AYT - SAW

$20 - $102

Bus, train, ferry  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
  2. Take the train from Sandikli to Eskişehir
  3. Take the train from Eskişehir to Pendik Yht
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$15 - $19

Bus Kamil Koc  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
  2. Take the bus from Sandıklı to Istanbul

$18 - $26

Rideshare  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul 434.8 miles

$20

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Antalya to Istanbul 434.9 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to bus which costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 11 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which costs 160 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Antalya and Istanbul is 481 km. The road distance is 695.8 km.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 44 min and costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Antalya to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 160 ₺ - 900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 11 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Antalya Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antalya to Istanbul is 696 km. It takes approximately 9 h 13 min to drive from Antalya to Istanbul.

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AtlasGlobal, Onur Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Antalya Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2245+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Antalya to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 300.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

AtlasGlobal, Onur Air and Turkish Airlines fly from Antalya to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Antalya to Istanbul every 2 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min. Kamil Koc also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $180
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $210
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Sandikli to Eskişehir
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Eskişehir to Pendik
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Sandıklı
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Sandıklı to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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The best way to get from Antalya to Antalya Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 7 ₺ - 10 ₺.

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