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 to Adana, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$28 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari 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

$17 - $26

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

$26 - $50

Fly Istanbul to Hatay, train  •  7 h 36 min

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

$106 - $409

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay, train  •  8 h 51 min

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

$29 - $50

Bus  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Umraniye to Mersin

$23 - $33

Bus MetroTurizm  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus

$23 - $38

Drive  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mersin 588.1 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to bus and train which costs 80 ₺ - 130 ₺ and takes 15 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to fly and train which costs 130 ₺ - 310 ₺ and takes 5 h 8 min.

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

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

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Mersin once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Istanbul to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 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 to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Istanbul 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hatay via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
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 to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 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 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Adana
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Umraniye to Mersin
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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