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

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Bus  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Katerini

$12 - $41

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Bus MetroTurizm, train  •  13h 49m

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

$17 - $40

Bus, train via Alexandroupoli Port  •  15h 32m

  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

$36 - $93

Drive  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Katerini 412 miles

$95 - $150

Fly, train  •  6h 44m

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

$85 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Katerini is to bus and train which costs 90 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 13h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Katerini is to fly and train which costs 480 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 6h 44m.

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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 12h 2m and costs 65 ₺ - 240 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12h 2m 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 1h 25m.

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Katerini is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:43 PM in Istanbul and 12:43 PM in Katerini.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Katerini is 659 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m 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 332+ hotels available in Katerini. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Katerini.
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  • Distance: 343.6 miles
  • Duration: 12h 2m

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Katerini once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $40 and the journey takes 10h 50m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Katerini
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $8
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $14
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$14 - $17
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$22 - $28
1st Class Ticket
$30 - $40
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$53 - $58
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Katerini
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
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
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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