There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Bolu by bus, rideshare 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  •  5h 3m

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

82 ₺ - 154 ₺

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu 262.1 km

46 ₺

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bolu

59 ₺ - 99 ₺

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bolu 262.1 km

220 ₺ - 340 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to rideshare which costs 46 ₺ and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bolu is to drive which costs 220 ₺ - 340 ₺ and takes 2h 37m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bolu is 225 km. The road distance is 262.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bolu without a car is to bus via Gebze which takes 5h 3m and costs 80 ₺ - 160 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m 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 37m to drive from Istanbul to Bolu.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Bolu. Prices start at 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 3m

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 5h 3m.

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
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 27 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Gebze
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Bolu
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 95 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to Bolu
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
46 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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