Travel from Athens-Greece to Istanbul

Train, bus or fly from Athens to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Athens to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Athens to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

Travel Guides

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How to get from Athens to Istanbul

ModeDurationPrice
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.4 h 42 min$87
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.6 h 2 min$96
From Athens bus to Otogar then Metro to Aksaray.16 h 24 min$55
From Athens train to Alexandroupoli, train to Dikaia, drive to Kapikule, train to Halkali, then taxi to Istanbul.23 h 51 min$116
From Athens drive to Istanbul.11 h 37 min$200

How long does it take to get from Athens to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Athens to Istanbul, including transfers.

Operators from Athens to Istanbul

OperatorPhoneWebsite
OASAOASA
Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
Aegean AirlinesAegean Airlines
Olympic AirOlympic Air
Istanbul Ulasim+90 212 568 99 70Istanbul Ulasim
Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines
HavatasHavatas
Kamil Koc+90 224 294 55 62Kamil Koc
Greek Railways (OSE)Greek Railways (OSE)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)+90 444 8 233Turkish Railways (TCDD)