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.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Trabzon  •  3 h 51 min

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

$46 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Akçaabat

$42 - $56

4 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon  •  5 h 15 min

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

$45 - $170

Fly Istanbul to Erzincan, taxi  •  6 h 57 min

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

$186 - $471

Bus Kamil Koc  •  19 h 13 min

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

$42 - $57

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery 692.1 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery is to bus which costs 200 ₺ - 280 ₺ and takes 19 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery is to fly which costs 220 ₺ - 750 ₺ and takes 3 h 51 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Istanbul to Sumela Monastery, including transfers.

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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 $17 - $25 and the journey takes 15 h 57 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul to Erzincan
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Istanbul to Erzincan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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 to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Akçaabat
Ave. Duration
15 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Perşembe
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Perşembe to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Erzincan to Sumela Monastery
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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