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Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pristina (PRN) IST - PRN

$61 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Prishtine

$36 - $51

4 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Pristina (PRN) SAW - PRN

$69 - $276

Bus, train  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Priština B03 892

$37 - $80

Night train, train  •  23 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad 491
  3. Take the train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
  4. Take the train from Niš to Vasiljevac Stajaliste

$64 - $94

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Pristina 538.1 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Pristina is 670 km. The road distance is 861 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Pristina is to bus which costs 170 ₺ - 250 ₺ and takes 16 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Pristina is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 290 ₺ - 750 ₺.

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Istanbul to Pristina, including transfers.

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Pristina, Kosovo?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Pristina twice daily. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Pristina once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 15 h 16 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Priština
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
MZI
Website
mzi.mk
Train from Skopje to Priština
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mzi.mk
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Sofia to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $3
1st Class Ticket
$3 - $6
Train from Dimitrovgrad to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Train from Niš to Vasiljevac Stajaliste
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Prishtine
Ave. Duration
15 h 16 min
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

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