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There are 5 ways to get from Belgrade to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Istanbul  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Istanbul (IST) BEG - IST

572 ₺ - 1.062 ₺

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Bus via Burgas  •  20h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South Belgrade - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

537 ₺ - 729 ₺

3 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  6h 6m

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

1.286 ₺ - 1.392 ₺

Bus  •  16h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Beograd to Istanbul

Drive  •  9h 9m

  1. Drive from Belgrade to Istanbul 944.7 km

850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺

Serbia → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Serbia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Serbia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Iran in the past 14 days. Iran land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Serbia

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Serbia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Serbia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Serbia from Turkey.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to bus via Burgas which costs RSD 7000 - RSD 10000 and takes 20h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to fly which costs RSD 7500 - RSD 15000 and takes 4h 41m.

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It is 809 km from Belgrade to Istanbul. It is approximately 944.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 16h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Belgrade to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs RSD 7500 - RSD 15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Belgrade Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Belgrade. It is currently 9:24 PM in Belgrade and 10:24 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Belgrade to Istanbul is 945 km. It takes approximately 9h 9m to drive from Belgrade to Istanbul.

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Tarom, Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Belgrade Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 808.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Belgrade, Serbia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Belgrade to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, Ozlem Tours operates a bus from Beograd to Istanbul once a week, and the journey takes 16h 13m.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Bus operators
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Burgas Bus
Ferry operators

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