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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Dilijan by plane, train, car, bus, ferry or night bus

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Fly Istanbul to Tbilisi, train, drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tbilisi (TBS) IST - TBS
  2. Take the train from Tbilisi to Sadakhlo
  3. Drive from Sadakhlo to Dilijan

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Bus, drive  •  27h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dogubeyazit
  2. Drive from Dogubeyazit to Gorcaranain
  3. Take the bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan

$33 - $75

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Fly Istanbul to Igdir, Electric train, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Igdir (IGD) IST - IGD
  2. Take the Electric train from Armavir to Yerevan
  3. Take the bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan

$56 - $114

Fly Istanbul to Kars, drive, Electric train, bus  •  11h 50m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kars (KSY) IST - KSY
  2. Drive from Kars to Ani
  3. Take the Electric train from Ani to Yerevan
  4. Take the bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan

$116 - $286

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Igdir, Electric train, bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Igdir (IGD) SAW - IGD
  3. Take the Electric train from Armavir to Yerevan
  4. Take the bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan

$36 - $137

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Tbilisi, train, drive  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tbilisi (TBS) SAW - TBS
  3. Take the train from Tbilisi to Sadakhlo
  4. Drive from Sadakhlo to Dilijan

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Kars, drive, Electric train, bus  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Kars (KSY) SAW - KSY
  3. Drive from Kars to Ani
  4. Take the Electric train from Ani to Yerevan
  5. Take the bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan

$76 - $204

Train  •  42h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bakırköy to Ankara Yht
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Kars
  3. Take the train from Kars to Akyaka
  4. Take the train from Bayandur to Pambak

$77 - $113

Night bus, Minibus, bus  •  35h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the Minibus from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe
  3. Take the Minibus from Akhaltsikhe to Kilikia bus station
  4. Take the bus from Kilikia bus station to Dilijan

$48

Drive  •  22h 31m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Dilijan 1674 km

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Dilijan is to night bus and Minibus and bus which costs 345 ₺ and takes 35h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Dilijan is to fly and Electric train and bus which costs 390 ₺ - 850 ₺ and takes 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Dilijan. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Dilijan via Batumi, Akhaltsikhe and Kilikia bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Dilijan is 1337 km. The road distance is 1674 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Dilijan without a car is to night bus and Minibus and bus which takes 35h and costs 345 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 28m to get from Istanbul to Dilijan, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Dilijan bus services, operated by Gursoylar, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Tbilisi Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Istanbul to Dilijan bus services, operated by Armenia National Transport Authority, arrive at Dilijan station.

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Dilijan is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 7:03 AM in Istanbul and 8:03 AM in Dilijan.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Dilijan.
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  • Distance: 1337.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 28m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Dilijan, Armenia?

You can take a train from Istanbul to Dilijan via Istanbul Bakirköy ido iskelesi, Bakırköy, Ankara, Kars, Akyaka, Bayandur, and Pambak in around 42h 44m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Istanbul to Igdir
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Flights from Istanbul to Igdir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Flights from Istanbul to Kars
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Istanbul to Kars via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Igdir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kars
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kars via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Igdir
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tbilisi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Kars
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Train operators
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Tbilisi to Sadakhlo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Second Class (Coupe)
$16 - $21
First Class
$20 - $21
Third Class (Platzkart)
$11 - $15
Train from Armavir to Yerevan
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Second Class (Coupe)
$16 - $20
First Class
$19 - $21
Third Class (Platzkart)
$11 - $15
Train from Ani to Yerevan
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Second Class (Coupe)
$17 - $22
First Class
$22 - $24
Third Class (Platzkart)
$12 - $15
Train from Bayandur to Pambak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Second Class (Coupe)
$17 - $21
First Class
$21 - $23
Third Class (Platzkart)
$12 - $15
South Caucasus Railway - Electric trains
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Armavir to Yerevan
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
railway.am
Train from Ani to Yerevan
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
railway.am
Bus operators
Armenia National Transport Authority
Bus from Medicinskij Universitet to Dilijan
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
t-armenia.com
Bus from Kilikia bus station to Dilijan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
t-armenia.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dogubeyazit
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Website
MetroTurizm
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com
Minibus
Bus from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Minibus
Bus from Akhaltsikhe to Kilikia bus station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Dilijan is 1674 km. It takes approximately 22h 31m to drive from Istanbul to Dilijan.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Tbilisi Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Dilijan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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