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There are 5 ways to get from Bolu to Istanbul by bus, taxi, car or plane

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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Bus via Gebze  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bolu to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$13 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bolu to Istanbul

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Bolu to Istanbul 166.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Bolu to Istanbul 166.1 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Bolu to Ankara
  2. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ESB - IST

$39 - $263

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bolu to Istanbul is to bus which costs 45 ₺ - 70 ₺ and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolu to Istanbul is to taxi which costs 700 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 2h 39m.

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The distance between Bolu and Istanbul is 225 km. The road distance is 265.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bolu to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 4h 6m and costs 70 ₺ - 120 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Bolu to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ankara Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolu to Istanbul is 266 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Bolu to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Ankara Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2469+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bolu to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 140.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Bolu to Istanbul via Gebze, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 4h 6m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bolu to Gebze
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bolu to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bolu to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bolu Otogar to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Bolu to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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