There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Mersin by plane, train, bus 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 Istanbul Ataturk to Adana, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Adana (ADA) IST - ADA
  2. Take the train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin

$28 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Konya Yht
  3. Take the train from Konya to Adana
  4. Take the train from Adana to Mersin

$13 - $21

6 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Adana, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Adana (ADA) SAW - ADA
  2. Take the train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin

$25 - $50

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Hatay, train  •  7 h 36 min

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

$106 - $408

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Hatay (HTY) SAW - HTY
  2. Take the train from İskenderun to Mersin

$28 - $49

Bus  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin

$15 - $21

Bus MetroTurizm  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus

$19 - $32

Drive  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mersin 588.1 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Mersin is 678 km. The road distance is 940.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mersin without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Istanbul to Mersin, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Mersin is 941 km. It takes approximately 10 h 37 min to drive from Istanbul to Mersin.

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Onur Air, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Adana Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mersin. Prices start at $18 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 Mersin.
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  • Distance: 424 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Mersin once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hatay via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from İskenderun to Mersin
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Adana
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Adana to Mersin
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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 Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr

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