There are 7 ways to get from Antalya to Istanbul by plane, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4h 25m

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

155 ₺ - 356 ₺

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Bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari

84 ₺ - 177 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3h 20m

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

347 ₺ - 632 ₺

Bus to Isparta, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Burdur
  2. Fly from Isparta (ISE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ISE - IST

513 ₺ - 2.809 ₺

Bus via Alibeykoy  •  12h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Alibeykoy

102 ₺ - 175 ₺

Rideshare  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul 691.2 km

130 ₺

Drive  •  9h 6m

  1. Drive from Antalya to Istanbul 691.8 km

600 ₺ - 900 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to bus which costs 80 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which costs 340 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 3h 20m.

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The distance between Antalya and Istanbul is 481 km. The road distance is 691.8 km.

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The best way to get from Antalya to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 11h 44m and costs 80 ₺ - 180 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m 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 4h 25m and costs 150 ₺ - 360 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Antalya Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antalya to Istanbul is 692 km. It takes approximately 9h 6m to drive from Antalya to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines offer flights from Antalya Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

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There are 2812+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Antalya to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 480.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Antalya to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari hourly. Tickets cost 100 ₺ - 180 ₺ and the journey takes 11h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 700 ₺
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 600 ₺
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 600 ₺
Flights from Isparta to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 600 ₺
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Burdur
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 180 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Antalya to Alibeykoy
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
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 Antalya to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺
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 ₺ - 12 ₺.

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