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There are 6 ways to get from Erzurum to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly to Istanbul  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Erzurum (ERZ) to Istanbul (IST) ERZ - IST

726 ₺ - 1.903 ₺

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Train  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the train from Erzurum to Ankara Doğu Ekspresi
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Halkali Yht

99 ₺ - 123 ₺

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Erzurum (ERZ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ERZ - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

309 ₺ - 332 ₺

Bus via Umraniye  •  17h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Erzurum to Umraniye

134 ₺ - 297 ₺

Bus  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Erzurum to Istanbul Otogari

144 ₺ - 288 ₺

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Erzurum to Istanbul 1229.3 km

1.100 ₺ - 1.700 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Erzurum to Istanbul is to train which costs 95 ₺ - 130 ₺ and takes 27h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Erzurum to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs 700 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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No, there is no direct train from Erzurum to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Erzurum and arriving at Halkali via Ankara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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The distance between Erzurum and Istanbul is 1049 km. The road distance is 1229.3 km.

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The best way to get from Erzurum to Istanbul without a car is to bus via Umraniye which takes 17h 12m and costs 130 ₺ - 300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Erzurum to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Erzurum to Istanbul train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Erzurum station.

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The best way to get from Erzurum to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs 700 ₺ - 1.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Umraniye, which costs 130 ₺ - 300 ₺ and takes 17h 12m, you could also train, which costs 95 ₺ - 130 ₺ and takes 27h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Erzurum Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Erzurum to Istanbul train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Halkali station.

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Map of how to get from Erzurum to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1049.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Erzurum, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Erzurum to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Erzurum to Umraniye once daily. Tickets cost 90 ₺ - 240 ₺ and the journey takes 16h 34m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Erzurum to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Erzurum to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Erzurum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
199 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Erzurum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 700 ₺
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Yes, the driving distance between Erzurum to Istanbul is 1229 km. It takes approximately 16h 10m to drive from Erzurum to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Erzurum Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Erzurum to Erzurum Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs 95 ₺ - 120 ₺.

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