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

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Bus Kamil Koc  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Larissa
  2. Take the bus from Lárisa to Kalabaka

$22 - $56

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora

$57 - $69

Bus, train  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora

$76 - $122

Bus, train via Palaeofarsalos  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos
  4. Take the train from Palaeofarsalos to Kalambaka

$59 - $142

Drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Meteora 511.6 miles

$120 - $180

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora

$124 - $259

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ioannina (IOA) IST - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Trikala

$84 - $296

Fly to Athens, train  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH
  2. Take the train from Ska to Kalambaka

$74 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Meteora is to bus which costs 120 ₺ - 320 ₺ and takes 16 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Meteora is to fly and bus which costs 700 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 9 h 6 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Meteora is 636 km. The road distance is 818.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Meteora without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 31 min and costs 120 ₺ - 320 ₺.

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It takes approximately 16 h 31 min to get from Istanbul to Meteora, including transfers.

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

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Meteora is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:59 PM in Istanbul and 3:59 PM in Meteora.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Meteora is 819 km. It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to drive from Istanbul to Meteora.

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Olympic Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Meteora. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Meteora.
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  • Distance: 397.6 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 31 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Meteora, Thessaly, Greece?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Meteora via Otogar, Istanbul Otogar, Lárisa, and Kalabaka in around 16 h 31 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$22 - $28
1st Class Ticket
$30 - $40
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$53 - $58
Train from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $15
1st Class Ticket
$15 - $20
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$22 - $26
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$28 - $31
Train from Palaeofarsalos to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $8
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $13
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$14 - $16
Train from Ska to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$18 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$26 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$36 - $42
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$45 - $50
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Larissa
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Lárisa to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Trikala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr

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