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There are 7 ways to get from Dráma to Istanbul by bus, car, train, night train or plane

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Bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari

105 ₺ - 173 ₺

6 alternative options

Bus via Alexandroupoli  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Thessaloniki - Istanbul

260 ₺ - 443 ₺

Drive, train, night train  •  15h 14m

  1. Drive from Dráma to Pamporovo
  2. Take the train from Pamporovo to Marko Nikolov - T Re
  3. Take the train from Septemvri to Svilengrad Re / ...
  4. Take the night train from Svilengrad to Halkali

361 ₺ - 526 ₺

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Dráma to Istanbul 475 km

490 ₺ - 750 ₺

Fly from Kavala  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Kavala (KVA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) KVA - IST

2.096 ₺ - 6.119 ₺

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Drama to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SKG - IST

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Drama to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SOF - IST

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The cheapest way to get from Dráma to Istanbul is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 9h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Dráma to Istanbul is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5h 41m.

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The distance between Dráma and Istanbul is 403 km. The road distance is 475 km.

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The best way to get from Dráma to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 9h 49m and costs 13€ - 23€.

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It takes approximately 9h 49m to get from Dráma to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dráma to Istanbul is to bus which takes 9h 49m and costs 13€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 270€ - 800€ and takes 9h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Kavala Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dráma to Istanbul is 475 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Dráma to Istanbul.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Kavala Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 3007+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Dráma to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 402.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 49m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari twice daily. Tickets cost 75 ₺ - 120 ₺ and the journey takes 7h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Dráma to Istanbul every 3 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.500 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Pamporovo to Marko Nikolov - T
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16 ₺ - 23 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
16 ₺ - 19 ₺
1st Class
18 ₺ - 23 ₺
Train from Septemvri to Svilengrad
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29 ₺ - 45 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
29 ₺ - 35 ₺
1st Class
35 ₺ - 45 ₺
Night train from Svilengrad to Halkali
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
50 ₺ - 65 ₺
1st Class
65 ₺ - 80 ₺
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 90 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Evrou
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 250 ₺
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Dramas
Phone
25210-32421
Email
kteldr@otenet.gr
Website
kteldramas.gr
Bus from Drama to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
KTEL Dramas
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Drama to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com

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