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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Skópelos by bus, car ferry, ferry, train or plane

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

Bus, car ferry  •  19 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Xanthi
  2. Take the bus from Xánthi to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
  4. Take the car ferry from Volos to Skopelos

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos Aqua Blue

$71 - $108

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Bus, train, ferry  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos

$92 - $136

Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Volos
  3. Take the car ferry from Volos to Skiathos
  4. Take the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos

$141 - $190

Fly to Skiathos  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Skiathos (JSI) IST - JSI

$146 - $471

Fly to Thessaloniki, ferry  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Thessaloniki (SKG) IST - SKG
  2. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos

$139 - $299

Fly to Athens, bus, car ferry  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Agios Konstantinos
  3. Take the car ferry from Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos

$95 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to bus and ferry which costs 400 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 2.700 ₺ and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Skópelos is 492 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 19 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 19 h 41 min to get from Istanbul to Skópelos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skiathos Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Skópelos is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:15 PM in Istanbul and 2:15 PM in Skópelos.

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Turkish Airlines and Sky Express offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skiathos Airport.

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There are 511+ hotels available in Skópelos. Prices start at $43 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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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Skópelos.
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  • Distance: 307.2 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 41 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Skópelos, Thessaly, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to Skópelos once daily.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Xánthi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktelxanthis.gr
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Volos
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51 - $55
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Agios Konstantinos
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$24 - $35
Business
$31
Car ferry from Volos to Skiathos
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$14 - $19
Business
$17
Car ferry from Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$28 - $40
Business
$37
Anes Ferries
Phone
210 5237613
Email
info@anes.gr
Website
anes.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
anes.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skiathos
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
anes.gr
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$50 - $70
1st Class
$60 - $80
Aqua Ferries
Phone
+30 210-4100551
Email
info@aquaferries.gr
Website
ferrytraveller.gr
Car ferry from Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ferrytraveller.gr
Passenger
$42
Car
$90

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