There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Bolu by bus, rideshare, taxi 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

Bus via Gebze  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Bolu

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bolu

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bolu 163.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to rideshare which costs 43 ₺ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to taxi which costs 700 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bolu is 225 km. The road distance is 261.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bolu without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 65 ₺ - 110 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Istanbul to Bolu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bolu is 261 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Istanbul to Bolu.

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The nearest airport to Bolu is Zonguldak (ONQ) Airport which is 94.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Ankara (ESB) (136.3 km), Bursa (YEI) (182.4 km) and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) (193.8 km).

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There are 25+ hotels available in Bolu. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Bolu.
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  • Distance: 140.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Bolu, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Bolu via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Gebze in around 5 h 8 min.

Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
Phone
+90 216 304 4127
Website
sawkoop.com

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