Travel options for:
Istanbul to Sumela Monastery
  • Fly Istanbul to Trabzon

    $51 - $160
    1. Istanbul

      34 min - every 5 minutes

      $1

    2. Istanbul (IST)

      1 h 40 min - non-stop

      $26 - $130

    3. Trabzon (TZX)

      42 min - 28.5 miles

      $24 - $29

  • Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Trabzon

    $49 - $174
    1. Istanbul

      20 min - every 30 minutes

      $1 - $2

    2. Kadikoy

      1 h - every 30 minutes

      $2 - $4

    3. Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

      1 h 40 min - non-stop

      $22 - $140

    4. Trabzon (TZX)

      42 min - 28.5 miles

      $24 - $29

  • Fly Istanbul to Erzincan, taxi

    $206 - $501
    1. Istanbul

      34 min - every 5 minutes

      $1

    2. Istanbul (IST)

      1 h 50 min - non-stop

      $95 - $360

    3. Erzincan (ERC)

      3 h 28 min - 140.7 miles

      $110 - $140

  • Bus MetroTurizm

    $53 - $76
    1. Aksaray

      12 min - every 5 minutes

      $1

    2. Istanbul Otogari

      15 h 57 min - once daily

      $22 - $35

    3. Akçaabat

      54 min - 37.3 miles

      $30 - $40

  • Bus Kamil Koc

    $52 - $71
    1. Aksaray

      12 min - every 5 minutes

      $1

    2. Istanbul

      13 h 36 min - once daily

      $19 - $28

    3. Perşembe

      2 h 45 min - once daily

      $10 - $15

    4. Trabzon

      40 min - 26.9 miles

      $22 - $27

  • Drive

    $140 - $210
    1. Istanbul

      14 h 30 min - 692.1 miles

      $140 - $210

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From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul airport, fly to Trabzon airport, then taxi to Sumela Monastery. 3 h 56 min $79. From Karaköy ferry to Kadikoy, bus to Sabiha Gokcen airport, fly to Trabzon airport, then taxi to Sumela Monastery. 4 h 59 min $72. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul airport, fly to Erzincan airport, then taxi to Sumela Monastery. 6 h 52 min $341. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul Otogari, bus to Akçaabat, then taxi to Sumela Monastery. 18 h 3 min $65. From Aksaray Metro to Istanbul, bus to Perşembe, bus to Trabzon, then taxi to Sumela Monastery. 19 h 13 min $65. From Istanbul drive to Sumela Monastery. 14 h 30 min $174.

 
 

Bus or fly from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery?

Onur Air, Turkish Airlines and AtlasGlobal fly from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery hourly. Alternatively, Istanbul Ulasim operates a bus from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 12 min. MetroTurizm also services this route twice daily.