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There are 4 ways to get from Athens to İzmit by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, bus, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ATH - IST
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Izmit

$55 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmit

$20 - $45

2 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW
  2. Take the train from Istanbul to Izmit

$63 - $255

Drive  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from Athens to İzmit 743.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to İzmit is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 18h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to İzmit is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 6h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to İzmit. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Izmit via Istanbul Otogari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 14m.

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The distance between Athens and İzmit is 616 km. The road distance is 1189.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to İzmit without a car is to bus which takes 18h 14m and costs 17€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Athens to İzmit, including transfers.

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Athens to İzmit bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Athens to İzmit bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Izmit station.

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İzmit is 1h ahead of Athens. It is currently 9:05 AM in Athens and 10:05 AM in İzmit.

Map of how to get from Athens to İzmit.
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  • Distance: 385.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and İzmit, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Athens to İzmit via Istanbul Otogar and Istanbul Otogari in around 18h 14m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Izmit
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Istanbul to Izmit
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to İzmit
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmit
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to İzmit is 1190 km. It takes approximately 12h 39m to drive from Athens to İzmit.

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Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in İzmit. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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