There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Ohrid by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ohrid

$36 - $51

8 alternative options

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$39 - $74

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ohrid 548.9 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Istanbul to Tirana, shuttle  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tirana (TIA) IST - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tiranë to Ohrid

$92 - $302

Fly Istanbul to Skopje, bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skopje (SKP) IST - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$82 - $221

Fly Istanbul to Pristina, shuttle  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Priština to Struga

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Tirana, shuttle  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tirana (TIA) SAW - TIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Tiranë to Ohrid

$69 - $517

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Skopje (SKP) SAW - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$69 - $1,366

Fly Istanbul to Thessaloniki, bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Ohrid

$113 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ohrid is to bus which costs 220 ₺ - 320 ₺ and takes 16 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Ohrid is to fly and shuttle which costs 550 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Ohrid is 683 km. The road distance is 878.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Ohrid without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 12 min and costs 220 ₺ - 320 ₺.

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It takes approximately 16 h 12 min to get from Istanbul to Ohrid, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Ohrid is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 7:21 AM in Istanbul and 6:21 AM in Ohrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Ohrid is 878 km. It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to drive from Istanbul to Ohrid.

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Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 717+ hotels available in Ohrid. Prices start at $23 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 Ohrid.
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  • Distance: 426.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 12 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Ohrid, Macedonia?

Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Ohrid once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 15 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Euro Linia
Phone
+389 46 787 467
Email
eurolinia6@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Tiranë to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shuttle from Priština to Struga
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk
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