There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Samsun by plane, bus, taxi, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Samsun  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Samsun (SZF) IST - SZF

$57 - $223

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Samsun

$13 - $18

6 alternative options

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Amasya, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Amasya (MZH) IST - MZH
  2. Take the bus from Merzifon to Samsun

$59 - $275

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Samsun (SZF) SAW - SZF

$29 - $104

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Sinop, taxi  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Sinop (NOP) IST - NOP
  2. Take a taxi from Sinop to Samsun

$116 - $846

Bus Kamil Koc  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tekkekoy

$18 - $26

Bus, train  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht
  3. Take the bus from Kayas to Corum
  4. Take the bus from Corum to Samsun

$21 - $35

Drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Samsun 460.3 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Samsun is 619 km. The road distance is 736.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Samsun without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Istanbul to Samsun, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Samsun is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Samsun Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Samsun is 737 km. It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to drive from Istanbul to Samsun.

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Onur Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Samsun Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Samsun. 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 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Samsun.
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  • Distance: 386.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Turkish Airlines and Onur Air fly from Istanbul to Samsun every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Istanbul to Samsun once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 10 h 48 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Samsun via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amasya
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sinop
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Merzifon to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Samsun
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kayas to Corum
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Merzifon to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Tekkekoy
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Samsun
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Corum to Samsun
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Sinop to Samsun
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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