There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Meteora by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  14 h 21 min

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

$66 - $96

Cheapest option

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 - $68

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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

$78 - $96

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

$61 - $89

Drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Meteora 511.6 miles

$120 - $180

Fly to Ioannina, drive  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ioannina (IOA) IST - IOA
  2. Drive from Ioannina to Meteora

$73 - $287

Fly to Thessaloniki, bus  •  9 h 1 min

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

$125 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Meteora is to bus which costs 360 ₺ - 440 ₺ and takes 16 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Meteora is to fly and drive which costs 460 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 9 h.

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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 14 h 21 min and costs 410 ₺ - 650 ₺.

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It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to get from Istanbul to Meteora, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Ioannina Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Meteora is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 11:43 AM in Istanbul and 11:43 AM 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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Sky Express , Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Ioannina Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Meteora. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Meteora.
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  • Distance: 397.6 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 21 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, Larissa, Lárisa, and Kalabaka in around 14 h 21 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Thessaloniki to Palaeofarsalos
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$12 - $17
First Class
$15 - $20
Train from Palaeofarsalos to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Larissa
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
$10 - $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
$9 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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
$47
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Makedonia Palace, Thessaloníki to Meteora
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$47
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
$13
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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