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There are 6 ways to get from Dráma to Istanbul by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari

154 ₺ - 337 ₺

5 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

294 ₺ - 497 ₺

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Dráma to Istanbul 474.3 km

500 ₺ - 750 ₺

Fly from Kavala  •  7h 22m

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

2.240 ₺ - 4.173 ₺

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  7h 32m

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

884 ₺ - 1.424 ₺

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  8h 52m

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

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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Yes, entry into Greece from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dráma to Istanbul is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Dráma to Istanbul is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 44m.

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The distance between Dráma and Istanbul is 403 km. The road distance is 474.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dráma to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 10h 22m and costs 17€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 10h 22m 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 10h 22m and costs 17€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 250€ - 480€ and takes 7h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from Kavala Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dráma to Istanbul is 474 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Dráma to Istanbul.

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

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There are 2077+ 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: 10h 22m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari 3 times a day. Tickets cost 75 ₺ - 120 ₺ and the journey takes 8h 18m. Alpar Turizm also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Olympic Air, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Dráma to Istanbul twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
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
8h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
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
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
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
190 ₺ - 280 ₺
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
Once daily
Estimated price
116 ₺
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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