There are 9 ways to get from Cyclades to Istanbul by car ferry, plane, bus, 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

Car ferry to Athens, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 46 min

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

$87 - $294

Cheapest option

Fly Syros Island to Istanbul  •  3 h 42 min

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

$53 - $157

7 alternative options

Car ferry to Athens, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 12 min

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

$100 - $359

Fly Syros Island to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 43 min

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

$66 - $262

Car ferry, bus Crazy Holidays  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus Conventional ferry / ...
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$94 - $186

Car ferry, bus via Ayvalık  •  24 h 14 min

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

$113 - $194

Car ferry, bus via Ayvalik  •  25 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Mytilene
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Alibeyköy

$120 - $203

Car ferry, train  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Ska to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
  4. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$130 - $235

Car ferry, drive  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Syros to Piraeus Conventional ferry / ...
  2. Drive from Piraeus to Istanbul

$191 - $338

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

Sky Express , Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cyclades to Istanbul twice daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
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
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Syros Island to Istanbul via Athens, Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Ska to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$35 - $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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Syros to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $55
Business
$52
Car ferry from Syros to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $140
Business
$140
4 bed inside cabin
$105
Blue Star Ferries
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
$22 - $30
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cyclades to Istanbul?

The distance between Cyclades and Istanbul is 530 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cyclades to Istanbul is to fly which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Cyclades to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 40€ - 130€.

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

It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Cyclades to Istanbul, including transfers.