There are 9 ways to get from Crimea to Istanbul by train, bus, car, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  39 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Simferopol Pass to Herson
  2. Take the bus from Kherson to Varna
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam

$82 - $109

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Burgas South  •  39 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Simferopol Pass to Herson
  2. Take the bus from Kherson to Varna
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Burgas South
  4. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$72 - $107

7 alternative options

Train, bus #2  •  40 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Simferopol Pass to Herson
  2. Take the bus from Kherson to Varna
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul

$75 - $122

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Simferopol to Illichivsk
  2. Take the car ferry from Illichivsk to Haydarpaşa

$93 - $113

Train to Kherson, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Krasnoperekopsk to Herson
  2. Fly from Kherson (KHE) to Istanbul (IST) KHE - IST

$112 - $619

Fly Simferopol to Istanbul  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Simferopol (SIP) to Istanbul (IST) SIP - IST

$101 - $392

Train to Krasnodar, fly to Istanbul  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kerch to Krasnodar 1
  2. Fly from Krasnodar (KRR) to Istanbul (IST) KRR - IST

$140 - $684

Train to Krasnodar, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Kerch to Krasnodar 1
  2. Fly from Krasnodar (KRR) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) KRR - SAW

$108 - $239

Train, bus to Odesa, fly to Istanbul  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Krasnoperekopsk to Herson
  2. Take the bus from Kherson to Odessa
  3. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Istanbul (IST) ODS - IST

$92 - $155

What companies run services between Crimea, Ukraine and Istanbul, Turkey?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Ural Airlines and six other airlines fly from Simferopol to Istanbul every 2 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kherson to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Simferopol to Istanbul via Sochi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Simferopol to Istanbul via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Krasnodar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Simferopol to Istanbul via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Simferopol to Istanbul via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Simferopol to Istanbul via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Krasnodar to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Simferopol Pass to Herson
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Krasnoperekopsk to Herson
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Kerch to Krasnodar 1
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$12 - $19
2nd Class (Kupé)
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Kherson to Varna
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Burgas South
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Odessa bus station
Website
odessabus.com
Bus from Kherson to Odessa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
odessabus.com
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Crimea and Istanbul is 633 km.

The cheapest way to get from Crimea to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 1 800 ₴ - 2 800 ₴ and takes 39 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Crimea to Istanbul is to train and fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs 2 900 ₴ - 17 000 ₴.

It takes approximately 39 h 24 min to get from Crimea to Istanbul, including transfers.