Select from 3 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  4 h 56 min

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

$51 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens

$19 - $46

2 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 25 min

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

$64 - $258

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Athens 681.3 miles

$160 - $240

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul to Athens every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Athens once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Athens is 562 km. The road distance is 1090 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Athens is to bus which costs 85 ₺ - 210 ₺ and takes 17 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Athens is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 230 ₺ - 900 ₺.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Istanbul to Athens, including transfers.