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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Bursa by car ferry, 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

Car ferry  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Mudanya

$10 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa

$7 - $14

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Bursa 96.2 miles


Taxi  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Bursa 94.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bursa 94.5 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Bursa is to rideshare which costs 40 ₺ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Bursa is to taxi which costs 330 ₺ - 400 ₺ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Bursa is 91 km. The road distance is 151.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Bursa without a car is to car ferry which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 55 ₺ - 70 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Istanbul to Bursa, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Bursa is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Istanbul to Bursa.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Bursa. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Istanbul and Bursa. 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 Bursa.
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  • Distance: 57.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Bursa hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h.

Bus operators
0850 222 34 55
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Other operators

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Rideshare from İstanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
4 times a day
Estimated price
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Taxi from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Pera Taksi
+90 212 245 5498
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
+90 216 304 4127

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