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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Mersin by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly Istanbul to Adana, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Adana (ADA)
  2. Take the train from Tarsus to Mersin

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Train

  1. Take the train from Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme to Ankara
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Boğazköprü
  3. Take the train from Boğazköprü to Yenice
  4. Take the train from Yenice to Mersin

Train to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Adana, train

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Tersane
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Adana (ADA)
  3. Take the train from Tarsus to Mersin

Fly Istanbul to Hatay, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Hatay (HTY)
  2. Take the train from İskenderun to Mersin

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Istanbul Bostancı to Konya
  2. Take the bus from Konya to Adana
  3. Take the train from Adana to Mersin

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Mersin

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Mersin

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mersin
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Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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COVID-19 help in Turkey

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 184

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Yes, travel within Turkey is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mersin is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mersin is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Mersin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to train which costs 180 ₺ - 340 ₺ and takes 19h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to fly and train which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to Mersin. However, there are services departing from Yenikapi and arriving at Mersin via Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme, Ankara, Boğazköprü and Yenice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 47m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Mersin is 678 km. The road distance is 940.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mersin without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 36m and costs 200 ₺ - 340 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Istanbul to Mersin, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Mersin train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to bus which takes 14h 51m and costs 310 ₺ - 450 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180 ₺ - 340 ₺ and takes 19h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Adana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Istanbul to Mersin train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Mersin station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Mersin.
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  • Distance: 678.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Mersin, Turkey?

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul Otogari to Mersin 3 times a day. Tickets cost 290 ₺ - 410 ₺ and the journey takes 13h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Istanbul to Mersin via Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme, Ankara, Boğazköprü, and Yenice in around 19h 47m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Hatay via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Tarsus to Mersin
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 ₺ - 9 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Yenikapi to Tersane
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6 ₺ - 12 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from İskenderun to Mersin
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Istanbul Bostancı to Konya
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Adana to Mersin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 ₺ - 21 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme to Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Ankara to Boğazköprü
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 90 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Boğazköprü to Yenice
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Yenice to Mersin
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7 ₺ - 13 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul to Mersin
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Yesilpinar Taxi
Phone
+90 212 427 34 34
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Istanbul Taxi
Phone
+902163611807
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Al's Taxi Istanbul
Phone
+90 553 671 60 50
Website
istanbulrides.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Mersin is 940 km. It takes approximately 10h 16m to drive from Istanbul to Mersin.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Adana Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Mersin. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ 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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