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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Skópelos by bus, car ferry 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 via Xánthi  •  18h 23m

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

65€ - 94€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  19h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Larissa
  2. Take the bus from Larissa to Volos
  3. Take the car ferry from Volos to Skopelos

36€ - 71€

2 alternative options

Bus, car ferry #2  •  25h 53m

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

101€ - 135€

Fly, car ferry  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Skiathos (JSI) IST - JSI
  2. Take the car ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos

112€ - 394€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to bus and car ferry which costs 230 ₺ - 460 ₺ and takes 19h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to fly and car ferry which costs 700 ₺ - 2.600 ₺ and takes 6h 35m.

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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 via Xánthi which takes 18h 23m and costs 420 ₺ - 650 ₺.

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It takes approximately 18h 23m 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 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Condor Flugdienst, Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Skiathos Airport.

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There are 854+ hotels available in Skópelos. Prices start at 55€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31m and costs 100 ₺ - 130 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Skópelos.
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  • Distance: 307.2 miles
  • Duration: 18h 23m

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

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Skópelos. However, you can take the Metro to Otogar, take the walk to Istanbul, take the bus to Xanthi, take the walk to Xanthi, take the bus to Thessaloniki, take the bus to Volos, take the walk to Volos, then take the car ferry to Skopelos. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Istanbul to Skópelos via Otogar, Istanbul Esenler Otogar, Larissa, Volos, and Volos in around 19h 39m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Skiathos via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
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
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Xanthi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Larissa
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Larissa to Volos
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
KTEL Larisas
Phone
2410 567.600
Website
ktellarisas.gr
Bus from Larissa to Volos
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ktellarisas.gr
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktel-aitolnias.gr
Bus from Larissa to Volos
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
ktel-aitolnias.gr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Haskovo to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 28€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Economy
21€ - 28€
Business
27€
Car ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Economy
10€ - 14€
Business
12€
Anes Ferries
Phone
210 5237613
Email
info@anes.gr
Website
anes.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Anes Ferries
Car ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Anes Ferries
Aqua Ferries
Phone
+30 210-4100551
Email
info@aquaferries.gr
Website
ferrytraveller.gr
Car ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Aqua Ferries

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