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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Ahlat by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly Istanbul to Van, taxi  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Van (VAN) IST - VAN
  2. Take a taxi from Van to Ahlat

1.265 ₺ - 2.383 ₺

Cheapest option

Train  •  31h 20m

  1. Take the train from Halkali to Ankara Hst
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan Van Gölü Ekspresi

254 ₺ - 322 ₺

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Fly Istanbul to Mus, taxi  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Mus (MSR) IST - MSR
  2. Take a taxi from Mus to Ahlat

1.025 ₺ - 2.133 ₺

Fly Istanbul to Agri, taxi  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Agri (AJI) IST - AJI
  2. Take a taxi from Agri to Ahlat

1.555 ₺ - 2.783 ₺

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Van, taxi  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Van (VAN) SAW - VAN
  3. Take a taxi from Van to Ahlat

975 ₺ - 1.771 ₺

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Mus, taxi  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Mus (MSR) SAW - MSR
  3. Take a taxi from Mus to Ahlat

735 ₺ - 1.471 ₺

Fly Istanbul to Batman, taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Batman (BAL) IST - BAL
  2. Take a taxi from Batman to Ahlat

1.335 ₺ - 2.533 ₺

Bus  •  25h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan

304 ₺ - 544 ₺

Bus via Bursa  •  28h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Tatvan

312 ₺ - 579 ₺

Drive  •  19h 25m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ahlat 1429.2 km

1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺

Istanbul → Ahlat
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ahlat is 184.

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

The social distance requirement in Ahlat is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ahlat is to train which costs 250 ₺ - 330 ₺ and takes 31h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Ahlat is to fly and taxi. Taking this option will cost 1.000 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 4h 20m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Ahlat is 1180 km. The road distance is 1429.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ahlat without a car is to bus which takes 25h 14m and costs 300 ₺ - 550 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Istanbul to Ahlat, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ahlat is to bus which takes 25h 14m and costs 300 ₺ - 550 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250 ₺ - 330 ₺ and takes 31h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Van Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Ahlat is 1429 km. It takes approximately 19h 25m to drive from Istanbul to Ahlat.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Van Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Ahlat.
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  • Distance: 1180.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan once daily. Tickets cost 140 ₺ - 350 ₺ and the journey takes 23h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Istanbul to Ahlat via Ankara and Tatvan in around 31h 20m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Van
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Mus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Agri
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Agri via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Batman
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Batman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 950 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Adana
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 900 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus via Izmir
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 75 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 290 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 26 ₺
Website
Huntur
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Van to Ahlat
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 800 ₺
Seçkin Taksi
Phone
+90 432 212 11 11
Murat Taxi
Phone
+90 432 214 17 97
İPEKYOLU TAKSI
Phone
+90 432 217 50 95

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