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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Serbia by plane, bus, train, night 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 from Istanbul Ataturk, line 65 bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the line 65 bus from Zeleni venac to Spanskih boraca

Cheapest option

Night train, bus, train  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Beograd centar 790

$40 - $61

5 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Belgrade (BEG) SAW - BEG

$83 - $1,107

Bus Metro Plus  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Belgrade

$49 - $105

Bus Ozlem Tours  •  23 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Pendik to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Beograd

Bus, train  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade 334

$60 - $156

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Belgrade 592.2 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Serbia is to night train and bus and train which costs 220 ₺ - 350 ₺ and takes 19 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Serbia is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 6.500 ₺ and takes 6 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Serbia. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Belgrade via Sofia and Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 25 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Serbia is 771 km. The road distance is 947.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Serbia without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 25 min and costs 280 ₺ - 600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Istanbul to Serbia, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Serbia bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Serbia is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs 460 ₺ - 6.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 280 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 17 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Belgrade Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Istanbul to Serbia bus services, operated by Nis Ekspres, arrive at Belgrade station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Serbia.
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  • Distance: 481.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Serbia?

Pegasus Airlines flies from Istanbul to New Belgrade once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Belgrade via Sofia and Niš in around 17 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Bus Plus
Phone
+381 (11) 7155 155
Email
info@busplus.rs
Website
www2.busplus.rs
Bus from Zeleni venac to Spanskih boraca
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
redovivoznje.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Niš to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Pendik to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
15 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Novi Pazar to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $38
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Serbia is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:24 AM in Istanbul and 7:24 AM in Serbia.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Serbia is 947 km. It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to drive from Istanbul to Serbia.

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AtlasGlobal, Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Belgrade Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Serbia. Prices start at $22 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 4 ₺.

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