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

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Fly from Istanbul, train  •  5h 38m

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

371 ₺ - 486 ₺

Cheapest option

Train via Halkalı Station  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the train from Halkalı Station to Konya Yht
  2. Take the train from Konya to Adana
  3. Take the train from Adana Station to Mersin

57 ₺ - 79 ₺

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Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Adana (ADA) SAW - ADA
  3. Take the train from Tarsus to Mersin

161 ₺ - 244 ₺

Bus  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Mersin

157 ₺ - 252 ₺

Bus, train via Konya  •  15h 9m

  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 Station to Mersin

67 ₺ - 136 ₺

Train  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the train from Istanbul to Konya Yht Hst
  2. Take the train from Konya to Adana
  3. Take the train from Adana Station to Mersin

62 ₺ - 81 ₺

Bus, train  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Adana
  3. Take the train from Adana Station to Mersin

173 ₺ - 273 ₺

Drive  •  10h 16m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mersin 940.4 km

850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺

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

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to train via Halkalı Station which costs 55 ₺ - 80 ₺ and takes 16h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to fly and train which costs 370 ₺ - 490 ₺ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to Mersin. However, there are services departing from Halkali and arriving at Mersin via Istanbul, Konya and Adana Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 9m.

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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 bus which takes 14h 51m and costs 150 ₺ - 260 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m 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 station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Mersin is to bus which takes 14h 51m and costs 150 ₺ - 260 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60 ₺ - 85 ₺ and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Adana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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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 38m

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 130 ₺ - 220 ₺ and the journey takes 13h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Istanbul to Mersin via Istanbul, Konya Yht, Konya, and Adana Station in around 15h 9m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Adana via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Tarsus to Mersin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8 ₺ - 11 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 45 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Adana
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13 ₺ - 17 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Adana Station to Mersin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 ₺ - 5 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Istanbul to Konya Yht
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Halkalı Station to Konya
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 50 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Mersin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19 ₺ - 28 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 75 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Adana
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.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
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 ₺ - 18 ₺
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 26 ₺
Website
Huntur
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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 94+ hotels available in Mersin. Prices start at 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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