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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Rhodes by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Rhodes  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rhodes (RHO) IST - RHO

120€ - 204€

Cheapest option

Train, bus, Catamaran  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the train from Halkali to Eskisehir Hst
  2. Take the train from Eskişehir to Denizli
  3. Take the bus from Denizli to Marmaris
  4. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes

52€ - 57€

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Dalaman, ferry  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dalaman (DLM) IST - DLM
  2. Take the ferry from Fethiye to Rhodos

118€ - 176€

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Dalaman, ferry  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Dalaman (DLM) SAW - DLM
  3. Take the ferry from Fethiye to Rhodos

93€ - 133€

Fly Istanbul to Bodrum, ferry  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bodrum (BJV) IST - BJV
  2. Take the ferry from Bodrum to Rhodos

116€ - 260€

Bus, Catamaran  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Marmaris
  2. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes

53€ - 60€

Drive, Catamaran  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Marmaris
  2. Take the Catamaran from Marmaris to Rhodes

116€ - 150€

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 10 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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No, entry into Greece from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rhodes is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rhodes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rhodes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Greece.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Rhodes is to train and bus and Catamaran which costs 440 ₺ - 500 ₺ and takes 18h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Rhodes is to fly and ferry which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 4h 56m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Rhodes is 513 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Rhodes without a car is to bus and Catamaran which takes 15h 5m and costs 460 ₺ - 550 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Istanbul to Rhodes, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Rhodes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Lufthansa, SkyUp, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Rhodes Airport.

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There are 955+ hotels available in Rhodes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Rhodes.
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  • Distance: 513 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

SkyUp, Aegean Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Rhodes every 4 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dalaman
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Istanbul to Dalaman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Dalaman
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 75€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Dalaman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
17€ - 75€
Flights from Istanbul to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Dalaman
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Athens, Heraklion
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
SkyUp
Website
skyup.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rhodes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 500€
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Denizli to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@12fd.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Fethiye to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€
Website
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines

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