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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Bishkek by plane, night train, train or car

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 54 min

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

$162 - $372

Cheapest option

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 23 min

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

$104 - $258

2 alternative options

Night train, train, drive  •  8 days 2 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Brest Central D / ...
  4. Take the train from Brest Central to Novosibirsk(RUS) D
  5. Take the train from Novosibirsk(RUS) to Otar
  6. Drive from Otar to Bishkek

Drive  •  2 days 20 h

  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 10 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bishkek is to fly which costs 900 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 8 h 54 min.

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

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min 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 4 h 50 min.

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Bishkek is 3 h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 8:20 AM in Istanbul and 11:20 AM in Bishkek.

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

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Avia Traffic Company, Air Astana, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Manas Airport.

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There are 446+ hotels available in Bishkek. 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 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Bishkek.
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  • Distance: 2333.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 min

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

Avia Traffic Company, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Bishkek 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Avia Traffic Company
Website
aero.kg
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Manas via Astana
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Cityline Hungary
Website
citylinehungary.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Manas via Dubai
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)

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