There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Patras by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus Crazy Holidays  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras

$76 - $104

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Bus via Xanthi  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Xanthi
  2. Take the bus from Xánthi to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Patras

Drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Patras 663.9 miles

$160 - $240

Fly Istanbul to Ioannina, bus  •  12 h 29 min

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

$92 - $312

Fly Istanbul to Athens, train, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH
  2. Take the train from Kato Acharnai to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra

Fly Istanbul to Kalamata, bus  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kalamata (KLX) IST - KLX
  2. Take the bus from Kalamata to Patras

$116 - $493

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Athens, train, bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Athens (ATH) SAW - ATH
  2. Take the train from Kato Acharnai to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra

Fly Istanbul to Zakinthos, bus  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Zakinthos (ZTH) IST - ZTH
  2. Take the bus from Pýrgos to Patras

$98 - $232

Fly Istanbul to Thessaloniki, train, bus  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Lianokladi
  3. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras

$117 - $261

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Patras is to bus which costs 470 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 16 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Patras is to drive which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 11 h 12 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Patras is 690 km. The road distance is 1062.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Patras without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 6 min and costs 470 ₺ - 700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 16 h 6 min to get from Istanbul to Patras, 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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Patras is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:21 AM in Istanbul and 4:21 AM in Patras.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Patras is 1062 km. It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to drive from Istanbul to Patras.

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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 163+ hotels available in Patras. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Patras.
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  • Distance: 431.3 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 6 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Patras, Greece?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Patras via Otogar, Istanbul Otogar, and Lamia in around 16 h 6 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 Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Bucharest Otopeni, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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 Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Bucharest Otopeni, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kato Acharnai to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
Train from Thessaloniki to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$17 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Patras
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Patras
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Kalamata to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31 - $36
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Pýrgos to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Xánthi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Patras
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Kalamata to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Pýrgos to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr

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