There are 7 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 to Samsun  •  4 h 24 min

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

$57 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Samsun

$14 - $22

5 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun  •  5 h 48 min

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

$30 - $105

Fly Istanbul to Amasya, bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$61 - $277

Fly Istanbul to Sinop, taxi  •  5 h 11 min

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

$131 - $861

Bus, train  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari 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

$27 - $41

Drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Samsun 460.3 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Samsun is to bus which costs 65 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 12 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Samsun is to fly which costs 270 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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

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

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

Turkish Airlines and Onur Air fly from Istanbul to Samsun every 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Samsun every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $21 and the journey takes 11 h 6 min. Kamil Koc also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Istanbul to Samsun via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Istanbul to Amasya
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Istanbul 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
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Samsun via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Merzifon to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Samsun
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Corum to Samsun
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Merzifon to Samsun
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Samsun
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kayas to Corum
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Sinop to Samsun
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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