Travel from Greece to Istanbul

Train, bus or fly from Greece to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines fly from Kalamaria to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Athens to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

Travel Guides

Getting around the CycladesCheck out Rome2rio’s guide on ferry travel around the Greek islands

How to get from Greece to Istanbul

ModeDurationPrice
From Kalamaria taxi to Thessaloniki airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.2 h 5 min$130
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.4 h 42 min$87
From Στ.Μοναστηρακι subway to Athens airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.6 h 2 min$96
From Αγ.Γεωργιου line 051 bus to Athens, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray.17 h 35 min$58
From Athens train to Alexandroupoli, train to Dikaia, drive to Kapikule, train to Halkali, then taxi to Istanbul.23 h 51 min$117
From Athens drive to Istanbul.11 h 37 min$200

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

It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Greece to Istanbul, including transfers.

Operators from Greece to Istanbul

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
Olympic AirOlympic Air
Aegean AirlinesAegean Airlines
Istanbul Ulasim+90 212 568 99 70Istanbul Ulasim
OASAOASA
Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines
HavatasHavatas
Kamil Koc+90 224 294 55 62Kamil Koc
Greek Railways (OSE)Greek Railways (OSE)
Turkish Railways (TCDD)+90 444 8 233Turkish Railways (TCDD)