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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Zonguldak, taxi  •  3h 9m

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

715 ₺ - 1.923 ₺

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Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu

59 ₺ - 124 ₺

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Fly to Ankara, bus  •  6h 45m

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

403 ₺ - 829 ₺

Fly to Kastamonu, bus  •  4h 26m

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

554 ₺ - 1.693 ₺

Bus via Yeniçağa  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Yeniçağa
  3. Take the bus from Yenicaga to Karabuk

133 ₺ - 249 ₺

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu 410.5 km

370 ₺ - 550 ₺

Istanbul → Safranbolu
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Safranbolu is 184.

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

The social distance requirement in Safranbolu is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Last updated: 2 May 2021
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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 700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 3h 9m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Safranbolu is 315 km. The road distance is 410.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu without a car is to bus which takes 8h 7m and costs 55 ₺ - 130 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Zonguldak Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Safranbolu is 410 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Zonguldak Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Safranbolu. Prices start at 750 ₺ 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 Safranbolu.
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  • Distance: 314.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu every 4 hours. Tickets cost 55 ₺ - 120 ₺ and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zonguldak
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 600 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Kastamonu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
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 Kastamonu to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
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
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Gebze
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Yeniçağa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 90 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 27 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Yenicaga to Karabuk
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21 ₺ - 35 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Other operators
Taxi from Zonguldak to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 340 ₺
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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