There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu by plane, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Zonguldak, taxi  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Zonguldak (ONQ) IST - ONQ
  2. Take a taxi from Zonguldak to Safranbolu

643 ₺ - 3.231 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu

59 ₺ - 124 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Kastamonu, bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Kastamonu (KFS) IST - KFS
  2. Take the bus from Kastamonu to Safranbolu

463 ₺ - 2.991 ₺

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Ankara (ESB) IST - ESB
  2. Take the bus from Ankara to Safranbolu

344 ₺ - 627 ₺

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara, bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Ankara (ESB) SAW - ESB
  2. Take the bus from Ankara to Safranbolu

150 ₺ - 429 ₺

Bus via Samandira Tesis  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Samandira Tesis to Karabuk

112 ₺ - 169 ₺

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu 410.8 km

360 ₺ - 550 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu is to bus which costs 55 ₺ - 130 ₺ and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu is to fly and taxi which costs 600 ₺ - 3.300 ₺ and takes 3h 14m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Safranbolu is 315 km. The road distance is 410.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu without a car is to bus via Samandira Tesis which takes 7h 52m and costs 110 ₺ - 170 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Zonguldak Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Safranbolu is 411 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Zonguldak Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Safranbolu. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu.
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  • Distance: 314.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Safranbolu, Turkey?

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Samandira Tesis to Karabuk every 4 hours. Tickets cost 60 ₺ - 90 ₺ and the journey takes 4h 54m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zonguldak
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kastamonu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 350 ₺
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 350 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 330 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 470 ₺
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kastamonu to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 120 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Samandira Tesis to Karabuk
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 90 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Other operators
Taxi from Zonguldak to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 350 ₺
Yali Taxi
Phone
+90 378 228 77 55
Hal Taxi
Phone
+90 378 227 15 06
Merkez Taksi
Phone
+90 372 251 11 24
Kapuz Taksi
Phone
+90 372 256 33 33
67 Burda AVM Taksi
Phone
+90 372 257 74 74

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