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There are 6 ways to get from Bursa to Istanbul by car ferry, bus, rideshare, taxi 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

Car ferry  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mudanya to Yenikapı

$10 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Bursa to Yalova
  2. Take the car ferry from Yalova to Yenikapı

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bursa to Istanbul Otogari

$7 - $13

Rideshare  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bursa to İstanbul 99.7 miles

$7

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bursa to Istanbul 97.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bursa to Istanbul 97.5 miles

$20 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bursa to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 40 ₺ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bursa to Istanbul is to taxi which costs 340 ₺ - 410 ₺ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bursa and Istanbul is 91 km. The road distance is 156.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bursa to Istanbul without a car is to car ferry which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 55 ₺ - 75 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Bursa to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bursa to Istanbul is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Bursa to Istanbul.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bursa and Istanbul. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Bursa to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 57.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Bursa to Istanbul hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min.

Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Mudanya to Yenikapı
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yalova to Yenikapı
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bursa to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Instanbul Taxi Service
Phone
+90 532 421 6164
Website
istanbultaxiservice.com

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