Travel from Istanbul to Athens

Bus or fly from Istanbul to Athens?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Istanbul to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, Istanbul Ulasim operates a bus from Istanbul to Athens every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 12 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Istanbul to Athens

From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul airport, fly to Athens airport, then subway to Athens. 4 h 56 min $87. From Karaköy ferry to Kadikoy, bus to Sabiha Gokcen airport, fly to Athens airport, then subway to Athens. 6 h 14 min $95. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul Otogar then bus to Athens. 17 h 22 min $56. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul Otogar, bus to Alexandroupoli, walk to Alexandroupoli, then train to Athens. 21 h 16 min $85. From Istanbul drive to Athens. 11 h 33 min $200.