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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Bishkek by plane, bus, car ferry, train, car or night train

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

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Manas (FRU) IST - FRU

$162 - $372

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 23m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Manas (FRU) SAW - FRU

$104 - $258

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train, drive  •  5 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
  2. Take the car ferry from Trabzon to Sochi
  3. Take the train from Sochi to Petropavlovsk D
  4. Take the train from Petropavlovsk to Otar
  5. Drive from Otar to Bishkek

Bus, train  •  5 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Baku
  2. Take the train from Baku-Pass to Aksarayskiy 369
  3. Take the train from Aksaraiskaia to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  4. Take the train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Bischkek 2

$150 - $248

Bus, train via Kyiv  •  6 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kyiv
  3. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus to Volgograd
  4. Take the train from Volgograd to Taschkent Pass Zentr
  5. Take the train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Bischkek 2

$196 - $338

Night train, train, drive  •  6 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
  3. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Orscha Central D
  4. Take the train from Orscha Central to Ekaterinburg Pass. D
  5. Take the train from Ekaterinburg Pass. to Otar
  6. Drive from Otar to Bishkek

Drive  •  2 days 20h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bishkek 3280 miles

$650 - $1,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bishkek is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 10h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bishkek is to fly which costs 900 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 8h 44m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bishkek is 3734 km. The road distance is 5248 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bishkek without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 days 15h and costs 850 ₺ - 1.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 44m to get from Istanbul to Bishkek, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Manas Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 40m.

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Bishkek is 3h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 11:53 PM in Istanbul and 2:53 AM in Bishkek.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bishkek is 5248 km. It takes approximately 2 days 20h to drive from Istanbul to Bishkek.

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Avia Traffic Company, Emirates, Flydubai and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Manas Airport.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Bishkek. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Bishkek.
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  • Distance: 2333.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 44m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan?

Avia Traffic Company, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Bishkek 4 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Astana
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Almaty
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Dubai
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas via Dubai
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Avia Traffic Company
Website
aero.kg
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Cityline Hungary
Website
citylinehungary.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Sochi to Petropavlovsk
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Aksaraiskaia to Taschkent Pass Zentr
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Volgograd to Taschkent Pass Zentr
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Ekaterinburg Pass. to Otar
Ave. Duration
44h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Railways of Kazakhstan (KTZ)
Website
railways.kz
Train from Petropavlovsk to Otar
Ave. Duration
32h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
railways.kz
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Baku-Pass to Aksarayskiy
Ave. Duration
20h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
$10 - $12
2nd class (coupe)
$12 - $14
Uzbek Railways
Website
railway.uz
Train from Taschkent Pass Zentr to Bischkek 2
Ave. Duration
21h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
eticket.uzrailway.uz
Book at
eticket.uzrailway.uz
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
16h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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
36h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev Central Bus to Volgograd
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ferry operators
Olympia Line
Website
olympia-line.ru
Car ferry from Trabzon to Sochi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
in-sochi.ru

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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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