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There are 6 ways to get from Antalya to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Istanbul  •  2h 6m

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

440 ₺ - 1.235 ₺

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Bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Istanbul Otogari

89 ₺ - 177 ₺

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  3h 15m

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

204 ₺ - 425 ₺

Bus via Alibeykoy  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Antalya to Alibeykoy

94 ₺ - 163 ₺

Rideshare  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul 694.3 km

147 ₺

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Antalya to Istanbul 694.9 km

600 ₺ - 950 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to bus via Alibeykoy, which costs 90 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 12h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is to fly which costs 440 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 2h 6m.

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The distance between Antalya and Istanbul is 481 km. The road distance is 694.9 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 85 ₺ - 180 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m 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 2h 6m and costs 440 ₺ - 1.300 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Antalya Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antalya to Istanbul is 695 km. It takes approximately 8h 37m to drive from Antalya to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Antalya 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 Antalya to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 480.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Antalya to Istanbul every 3 hours. 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
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Antalya to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 370 ₺
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 370 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 370 ₺
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
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
Ferry operators
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Antalya to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
147 ₺
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 taxi which takes 14 min and costs 80 ₺ - 95 ₺.

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