There are 10 ways to get from Cyclades to Istanbul by car ferry, plane, train, bus, ferry 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 to Mykonos, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Mykonos
  2. Fly from Mykonos (JMK) to Istanbul (IST) JMK - IST

$108 - $469

Cheapest option

Fly Syros Island to Istanbul  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Syros Island (JSY) to Istanbul (IST) JSY - IST

$52 - $155

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Car ferry, train to Athens, fly to Istanbul  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Πειραιάς to Αεροδρόμιο
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul (IST) ATH - IST

$93 - $310

Car ferry, train to Athens, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Πειραιάς to Αεροδρόμιο
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW

$106 - $375

Fly Syros Island to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Syros Island (JSY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) JSY - SAW

$65 - $260

Car ferry, bus Crazy Holidays  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus Nissos Mykonos
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$85 - $175

Car ferry, train  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Karlovasi
  2. Take the car ferry from Karlovasi to Siğacık
  3. Take the train from Basmane to Bandırma
  4. Take the car ferry from Bandirma to Yenikapı

Car ferry, ferry, bus  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Kos
  2. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  3. Take the bus from Bodrum to Alibeyköy

$72 - $157

Car ferry, bus Kamil Koc  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Mykonos
  2. Take the car ferry from Mykonos to Mytilene
  3. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  4. Take the bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul

$114 - $182

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  24 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Syros to Tinos
  2. Take the ferry from Tinos to Rafina
  3. Drive from Rafina to Laurio
  4. Take the car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
  5. Drive from Kavala to Istanbul

$253 - $398

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cyclades to Istanbul is to fly which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cyclades to Istanbul is to fly which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Cyclades and Istanbul is 530 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Cyclades to Istanbul, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Cyclades, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Astra Airlines, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Cyclades to Istanbul 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Mykonos to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Syros Island to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Mykonos to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens, Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Πειραιάς to Αεροδρόμιο
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Bandırma
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Syros to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $90
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$65 - $90
CABIN A3 outside
$50 - $60
CABIN A4 outside
$50 - $60
Economy
$19 - $23
Car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$70 - $95
CABIN A3 outside
$55 - $65
CABIN A4 outside
$55 - $65
Economy
$27 - $31
Car ferry from Syros to Kos
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$65 - $75
CABIN A4 outside
$65 - $75
Economy
$37 - $43
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$30 - $45
Business
$42
Car ferry from Syros to Karlovasi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$57
Car ferry from Syros to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$10 - $14
Business
$12
Car ferry from Mykonos to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $120
Business
$116
4 bed inside cabin
$100
Ferry from Tinos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$29 - $40
Business
$38
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$100 - $140
Business
$138
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Karlovasi to Siğacık
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Bandirma to Yenikapı
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Bodrum Ferryboat
Website
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
jaletour.com
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Syros to Tinos
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$60 - $85
Ferry from Tinos to Rafina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90

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