There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Kotor by plane, bus, night train, train 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 to Tivat  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tivat (TIV) IST - TIV

$62 - $213

Cheapest option

Night train, train, drive  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 491
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Lapovo 790
  5. Take the train from Lapovo to Podgorica
  6. Drive from Podgorica to Kotor

$59 - $110

6 alternative options

Fly to Dubrovnik, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dubrovnik (DBV) IST - DBV
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Kotor

$155 - $387

Fly to Podgorica, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Podgorica (TGD) IST - TGD
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Kotor

$102 - $300

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Budva

$62 - $88

Bus Ozlem Tours  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Pendik to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Kotor

Bus  •  29 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Podgorica
  2. Take the bus from Podgorica to Kotor

$66 - $83

Drive  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kotor 748.6 miles

$150 - $230

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kotor, Montenegro?

AtlasGlobal, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Kotor every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Kotor via Otogar, Istanbul, Skopje, and Budva in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tivat via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dubrovnik via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Niš to Lapovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $11
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Lapovo to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Bus operators
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Dubrovnik to Kotor
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Blueline MNE
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Podgorica to Kotor
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Novi Pazar to Kotor
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Glusica
Phone
+382 40 200 55
Email
glusicab@t-com.me
Website
glusica.me
Bus from Podgorica to Kotor
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
glusica.me
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
24 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Budva
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Pendik to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
15 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Kotor
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Kotor is 859 km. The road distance is 1198 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kotor is to bus which costs 300 ₺ - 430 ₺ and takes 19 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kotor is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs 300 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Istanbul to Kotor, including transfers.