There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Katerini by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Katerini

$56 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm, train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Katerini Θεσσαλονίκη - Λάρισα / ...

$17 - $31

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Bus, train via Alexandroupoli Port  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Katerini

$38 - $59

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Katerini 412 miles

$95 - $150

Fly, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Katerini

$85 - $222

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Katerini is 550 km. The road distance is 659.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Katerini without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to get from Istanbul to Katerini, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Katerini is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:39 AM in Istanbul and 6:39 AM in Katerini.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Katerini is 659 km. It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to drive from Istanbul to Katerini.

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Olympic Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Katerini. Prices start at $40 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 .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Katerini.
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  • Distance: 343.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 12 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Katerini, Greece?

Crazy Holidays operates a bus from Istanbul to Katerini once a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Katerini
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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