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

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Samandira Tesis to Karabuk

$18 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu 256.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Kastamonu, bus  •  5h 48m

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

$97 - $357

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara, bus  •  7h 59m

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

$38 - $263

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara, bus  •  9h 8m

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

$23 - $63

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu is to bus which costs 55 ₺ - 80 ₺ and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu is to drive which costs 290 ₺ - 440 ₺ and takes 4h 29m.

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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 which takes 7h 52m and costs 100 ₺ - 170 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kastamonu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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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 Kastamonu Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Safranbolu. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Safranbolu.
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  • Distance: 196.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 4h 54m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kastamonu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Bus operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kastamonu to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Safranbolu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr

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