There are 5 ways to get from Greece to Istanbul by plane, bus 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

Fly Athens to Istanbul  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul (IST) ATH - IST

$51 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$16 - $38

3 alternative options

Fly Thessaloniki to Istanbul  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$78 - $213

Fly Athens to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW

$63 - $255

Drive  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Istanbul 680.9 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greece to Istanbul is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 17 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Istanbul is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Greece and Istanbul is 634 km. The road distance is 1089.4 km.

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The best way to get from Greece to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 35 min and costs 13€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Greece to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greece to Istanbul is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 40€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 17 h 35 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Greece. It is currently 9:53 AM in Greece and 9:53 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 396.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Athens to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Athens to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

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 Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
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 Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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

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