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There are 4 ways to get from Bolu to Istanbul by bus or car

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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

85 ₺ - 151 ₺

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Bus #2  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bolu to Istanbul Otogari

54 ₺ - 77 ₺

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bolu to Istanbul

61 ₺ - 96 ₺

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Bolu to Istanbul 261.8 km

240 ₺ - 350 ₺

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

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The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bolu to Istanbul is to bus which costs 60 ₺ - 100 ₺ and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolu to Istanbul is to drive which costs 240 ₺ - 350 ₺ and takes 2h 35m.

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The distance between Bolu and Istanbul is 225 km. The road distance is 261.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bolu to Istanbul without a car is to bus via Gebze which takes 4h 6m and costs 85 ₺ - 160 ₺.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolu to Istanbul is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Bolu to Istanbul.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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  • Distance: 225.5 km
  • 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.

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
60 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bolu to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 95 ₺
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
18 ₺ - 26 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Bolu to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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