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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Alexandria by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly to Borg El Arab  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Borg El Arab (HBE) IST - HBE

$126 - $288

Cheapest option

Fly to Cairo, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Cairo (CAI) IST - CAI
  2. Take the bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria

$102 - $283

1 alternative option

Drive, car ferry  •  34h 30m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Taşucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Tripoli
  3. Drive from Tripoli to Alexandria

$229 - $472

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Alexandria is to fly and bus which costs 550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Alexandria is to fly which costs 700 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 5h 21m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Alexandria is 1094 km.

It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Istanbul to Alexandria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Borg El Arab Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Alexandria is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:01 PM in Istanbul and 1:01 PM in Alexandria.

Turkish Airlines and Egyptair offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 684 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Alexandria, Egypt?

Turkish Airlines and Egyptair fly from Istanbul to Alexandria twice daily.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Borg El Arab
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Borg El Arab via Cairo
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cairo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Borg El Arab
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cairo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cairo via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Price
$1 - $2
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Akgunler
Website
akgunlerdenizcilik.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Schedules at
akgunlerdenizcilik.com

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