There are 10 ways to get from Budva to Istanbul by bus, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Bus to Podgorica, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Podgorica
  2. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Istanbul (IST) TGD - IST

$101 - $304

Cheapest option

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$58 - $98

8 alternative options

Bus to Dubrovnik, fly  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Dubrovnik
  2. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Istanbul (IST) DBV - IST

$158 - $389

Bus to Tirana, fly  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Tirana
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Istanbul (IST) TIA - IST

$111 - $329

Bus to Skopje, fly  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Istanbul (IST) SKP - IST

$98 - $198

Bus, bus to Sarajevo, fly  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Trebinje
  2. Take the bus from Trebinje to East Sarajevo
  3. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Istanbul (IST) SJJ - IST

$110 - $286

Bus Ozlem Tours  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Pendik

Bus, train  •  26 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Veles
  3. Take the train from Veles to Thessaloniki AVE
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
  5. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$96 - $167

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  27 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Budva to Podgorica
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Istanbul

$78 - $87

Drive  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Budva to Istanbul 722.5 miles

$140 - $220

What companies run services between Budva, Montenegro and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Budva to Istanbul via Skopje, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Podgorica to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Tirana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Podgorica to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Veles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Veles to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$30 - $50
First Class
$40 - $60
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Blueline MNE
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Budva to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Budva to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Gardasevic
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Budva to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Budva to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Budva to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Glusica
Phone
+382 40 200 55
Email
glusicab@t-com.me
Website
glusica.me
Bus from Budva to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
glusica.me
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Budva to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Budva to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Centrotrans Eurolines
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Budva to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Pendik
Ave. Duration
15 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Budva to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Podgorica to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$73 - $75
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budva to Istanbul?

The distance between Budva and Istanbul is 851 km. The road distance is 1156 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budva to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Budva to Istanbul is to bus which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 27 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budva to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Budva to Istanbul is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs 80€ - 250€.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Budva to Istanbul, including transfers.