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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Bolu by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Bolu

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bolu

Bus via Istanbul Alibeyköy

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Bolu

Train, bus via Adapazarı

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Adapazarı
  3. Take the bus from Adapazarı to Bolu

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Bolu

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bolu

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to bus, which costs 55 ₺ - 100 ₺ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to taxi which costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bolu is 225 km. The road distance is 262 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bolu without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 18m and costs 40 ₺ - 110 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Istanbul to Bolu, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bolu is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Istanbul to Bolu.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Bolu. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Istanbul and Bolu. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Bolu.
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  • Distance: 225.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Bolu every 3 hours. Tickets cost 55 ₺ - 95 ₺ and the journey takes 4h 21m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Bolu
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 95 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Adapazarı to Bolu
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Bolu
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Adapazari to Bolu Otogar
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
111 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Yesilpinar Taxi
Phone
+90 212 427 34 34
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Istanbul Taxi
Phone
+902163611807
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Al's Taxi Istanbul
Phone
+90 553 671 60 50
Website
istanbulrides.com

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