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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Samos by bus, ferry, train, car ferry or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Kusadası
  2. Take the ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos

4 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Gebze
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Kusadasi
  3. Take the ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos

Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ayvalık
  2. Take the car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene
  3. Take the ferry from Mytilene to Vathy Samou Bsf

Fly to Samos  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Samos (SMI) IST - SMI

Fly to Izmir, ferry  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Izmir (ADB) IST - ADB
  2. Take the ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos

Istanbul (IST) to Samos (SMI) flights

40 Weekly Planes
6h 49m Average Duration
€157 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Samos is to bus and ferry which costs 550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 12h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Samos is to fly which costs 2.600 ₺ - 7.500 ₺ and takes 6h 17m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Samos is 400 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Samos without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 12h 54m and costs 550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 12h 54m to get from Istanbul to Samos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Samos Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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FlexFlight ApS, Condor Flugdienst, Sky Express and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Samos Airport.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Samos. Prices start at €100 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 Samos.
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  • Distance: 399.8 km
  • Duration: 12h 54m

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

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Samos every 4 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €950
Flights from Istanbul to Samos via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Istanbul to Samos via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€220 - €850
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul to Samos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€550 - €2500
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul to Samos via Bucharest Otopeni, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€310 - €1100
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Kusadası
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €20
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Gebze to Kusadasi
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €26
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ayvalik
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Kuşadası
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Ferry operators
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Samos Vathy
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€31 - €36
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult One Way
€31
Adult Same Day Return
€36
Turyol
Phone
+90 212 251 4421
Email
cesme@turyol.com
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Ayvalık to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Mytilene to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€51 - €55
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€60 - €75
Economy
€30 - €45
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€50 - €65
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€70 - €90

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