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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi by plane, taxi, night train, bus, ferry 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.

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Fly to Batumi, taxi  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Batumi (BUS) IST - BUS
  2. Take a taxi from Batumi to Sukhumi

$204 - $443

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Bus, Hydrofoil, night train  •  36h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the Hydrofoil from Batumi to Sochi
  3. Take the night train from Sochi to Sukhumi

$134 - $152

3 alternative options

Fly to Sochi, night train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Sochi (AER) IST - AER
  2. Take the night train from Adler to Sukhumi

$139 - $260

Bus, Minibus, taxi  •  27h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Poti
  3. Take the Minibus from Poti to Zugdidi
  4. Take a taxi from Zugdidi to Sukhumi

Drive  •  20h 20m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sukhumi 937 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi is to bus and Hydrofoil and night train which costs 750 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 36h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi is to fly and taxi which costs 1.100 ₺ - 2.600 ₺ and takes 6h 2m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Sukhumi is 1018 km. The road distance is 1499.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi without a car is to bus and Minibus and taxi which takes 27h 16m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Batumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Sukhumi is 1h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 10:49 AM in Istanbul and 11:49 AM in Sukhumi.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Sukhumi is 1499 km. It takes approximately 20h 20m to drive from Istanbul to Sukhumi.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Batumi Airport.

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There are 725+ hotels available in Sukhumi. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Sukhumi.
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  • Distance: 636.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Sukhumi, Georgia?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Sukhumi. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul Ataturk airport, fly to Batumi, then take the taxi to Sukhumi. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Istanbul Ataturk airport, fly to Sochi, take the walk to Sochi, take the line 135 bus to Adler, take the walk to Adler, then take the night train to Sukhumi.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Sochi
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Night train from Adler to Sukhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$11 - $16
Night train from Sochi to Sukhumi
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $15
2nd Class (Kupé)
$11 - $17
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Hopa
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Poti
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Minibus
Bus from Poti to Zugdidi
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Ferry operators
Express Batumi
Ferry from Batumi to Sochi
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$103
Schedules at
morport-sochi.ru
Other operators
Taxi from Batumi to Sukhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
New Taxi Batumi
Phone
+995 514 20 10 10
Website
facebook.com
Eco Taxi Batumi
Phone
+995422212212
Website
facebook.com

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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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