There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery by plane, taxi, bus 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 Istanbul Ataturk to Trabzon  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Trabzon (TZX) IST - TZX

$43 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon

$31 - $42

4 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Trabzon (TZX) SAW - TZX

$41 - $167

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Erzincan, taxi  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Erzincan (ERC) IST - ERC
  2. Take a taxi from Erzincan to Sumela Monastery

$176 - $461

Bus Kamil Koc  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Fatsa
  2. Take the bus from Fatsa to Trabzon

$36 - $50

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery 692.1 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Sumela Monastery is 901 km. The road distance is 1107.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 4 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Sumela Monastery is 1107 km. It takes approximately 14 h 30 min to drive from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery.

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Onur Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Trabzon Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Sumela Monastery. Prices start at $51 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 .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery.
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  • Distance: 563 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Sumela Monastery, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Onur Air fly from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery hourly. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 16 h 12 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erzincan
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erzincan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
16 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Fatsa
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Fatsa to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Erzincan to Sumela Monastery
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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