How to get from Istanbul to Patras

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Recommended option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  16 h 6 min

$76 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc  •  20 h 46 min

$42 - $73

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  22 h 14 min

  1. 601
  2. 601

$71 - $103

Drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. 663.9 miles

$160 - $240

Fly Istanbul to Zakinthos, bus and ferry  •  10 h 41 min

  1. IST - ZTH

$102 - $241

Fly Istanbul to Athens, train, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. IST - ATH

Fly Istanbul to Ioannina, bus  •  12 h 54 min

  1. IST - IOA

$87 - $217

Fly Istanbul to Kalamata, bus  •  12 h 28 min

  1. IST - KLX

$171 - $743

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Athens, train, bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. SAW - ATH

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 Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Istanbul to Ioannina via Mykonos, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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 Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zakinthos via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ioannina via Mykonos, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Thessaloniki to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Train from Athens to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
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 Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
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
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiáto to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Patras is 690 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Patras is to bus which costs 190 ₺ - 350 ₺ and takes 20 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Patras is to fly and bus and ferry which takes 10 h 41 min and costs 480 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

It takes approximately 16 h 6 min to get from Istanbul to Patras, including transfers.