Travel from Istanbul to Kars

Bus or fly from Istanbul to Kars?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Kars 4 times a day. Alternatively, Istanbul Ulasim operates a bus from Istanbul to Kars every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 12 min. 3 other operators also service this route.

How to get from Istanbul to Kars

From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul airport, fly to Kars airport, then taxi to Kars. 3 h 49 min $235. From Karaköy ferry to Kadikoy, bus to Sabiha Gokcen airport, fly to Kars airport, then taxi to Kars. 4 h 37 min $48. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul airport, fly to Igdir Airport airport, then taxi to Kars. 5 h 33 min $191. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul Otogari, bus to Horasan, then train to Kars. 21 h 38 min $34. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul Otogari, bus to Trabzon, then bus to Kars. 24 h 10 min $47. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul, bus to Erzurum, then train to Kars. 24 h 40 min $32. From Yenikapı car ferry to Kadıköy, walk to Kadikoy, Metro to Kartal, line 251 bus to Pendik, train to Ankara, then train to Kars. 32 h 18 min $26. From Istanbul drive to Kars. 19 h $225.