There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Baku by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Baku (GYD) IST - GYD

$82 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  42 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
  3. Take the train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central station 859
  4. Take the train from Tbilisi station to Baku 37

$40 - $93

3 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Baku (GYD) SAW - GYD

$100 - $349

Bus  •  36 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku

$52 - $126

Drive  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Baku 1378.8 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Baku is to bus and train which costs 180 ₺ - 440 ₺ and takes 42 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Baku is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 380 ₺ - 1.500 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Baku is 1763 km. The road distance is 2206 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Istanbul to Baku, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Baku, Azerbaijan?

Turkish Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Istanbul to Baku every 3 hours. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Baku 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 36 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Baku
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul to Baku
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Georgian Railway
Phone
+995 32 2199010
Website
railway.ge
Train from Kobuleti to Tbilisi Central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
railway.ge
Book at
tickets.railway.ge
Standard
$7 - $9
Compartment
$8
Soft-seated
$19
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Tbilisi station to Baku
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $35
Schedules at
ady.az
Book at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$6 - $8
2nd class (coupe)
$8 - $10
2nd class sleeper
$15
Coupe
$21
1st class
$35
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Kobuleti
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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