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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Cyprus by plane, bus, train, car ferry 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

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ercan (ECN) IST - ECN

$38 - $136

Cheapest option

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Ercan (ECN) SAW - ECN

$35 - $132

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Larnaca (LCA) IST - LCA

$102 - $172

Bus, train, car ferry  •  17 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Konya Yht
  3. Take the bus from Konya to Tasucu
  4. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia

$42 - $52

Bus MetroTurizm, car ferry  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tasucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia Sea bus

$39 - $47

Bus Kamil Koc, car ferry  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
  2. Take the car ferry from Mersin to Famagusta
  3. Take the bus from Famagusta to Nicosia

$35 - $41

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Taşucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia Sea bus

$160 - $221

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Cyprus is to bus and car ferry which costs 190 ₺ - 240 ₺ and takes 26 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Cyprus is to fly which costs 210 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Cyprus is 765 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Cyprus without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 17 h 54 min and costs 230 ₺ - 300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Istanbul to Cyprus, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ercan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Cyprus is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:54 AM in Istanbul and 3:54 AM in Cyprus.

Pegasus Airlines, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ercan Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Cyprus. Prices start at $56 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 Cyprus.
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  • Distance: 477.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Cyprus?

AtlasGlobal, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Istanbul to Aglandjia every 3 hours.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Cairo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $3,500
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
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 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Konya to Tasucu
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tasucu
Ave. Duration
14 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
North Cyprus Company
Website
northcyprusonline.com
Bus from Famagusta to Nicosia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
northcyprusonline.com
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Cyprus Turkish Shipping Company
Website
kibrisdeniz.net
Car ferry from Mersin to Famagusta
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
kibrisdeniz.net

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