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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus by plane, bus, train, car ferry 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 to Ercan  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ercan (ECN) IST - ECN

49€ - 134€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  27h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
  2. Take the car ferry from Mersin to Famagusta
  3. Take the bus from Famagusta to Nicosia

31€ - 36€

4 alternative options

Fly to Larnaca  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Larnaca (LCA) IST - LCA

103€ - 171€

Bus, train, car ferry  •  17h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Konya
  3. Take the bus from Konya to Tasucu
  4. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia

36€ - 46€

Bus, car ferry via Silifke  •  22h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tasucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia Sea bus

34€ - 41€

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 46m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Taşucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia Sea bus

139€ - 193€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus is to bus and car ferry which costs 190 ₺ - 240 ₺ and takes 27h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus is to fly which costs 310 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 2h 42m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Northern Cyprus is 762 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 17h 56m and costs 230 ₺ - 300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ercan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Ercan Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Northern Cyprus. Prices start at 50€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31m and costs 100 ₺ - 130 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Northern Cyprus.
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  • Distance: 476.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Northern Cyprus?

Turkish Airlines and AtlasGlobal fly from Istanbul to Aglandjia hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Antalya
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan via Adana
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Cairo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Beirut
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 3100€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Larnaca via Amman
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Mersin
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Konya to Tasucu
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tasucu
Ave. Duration
14h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
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
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
North Cyprus Company
Website
northcyprusonline.com
Bus from Famagusta to Nicosia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€
Schedules at
northcyprusonline.com
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Cyprus Turkish Shipping Company
Website
kibrisdeniz.net
Car ferry from Mersin to Famagusta
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€
Schedules at
kibrisdeniz.net

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