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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Tabriz by plane, bus, car, night bus or train

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Fly

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tabriz (TBZ)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bostancı to Ankara
  2. Take the Train from Ankara Garı to Tabriz

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dogubeyazit
  2. Drive from Dogubeyazit to Etchmiadzin
  3. Take the bus from Kilikia bus station to Tabriz Central bus terminal

Night bus, Minibus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
  2. Take the Minibus from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe
  3. Take the Minibus from Akhaltsikhe to Kilikia bus station
  4. Take the bus from Kilikia bus station to Tabriz Central bus terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tabriz

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tabriz is to train which costs 100 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tabriz is to fly which costs 1.600 ₺ - 3.700 ₺ and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Tabriz. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Tabriz Central bus terminal via Batumi, Akhaltsikhe and Kilikia bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 30m.

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It is 1520 km from Istanbul to Tabriz. It is approximately 1809.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tabriz without a car is to night bus and Minibus and bus which takes 43h 30m and costs 1.176 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Istanbul to Tabriz, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Tabriz bus services, operated by Gursoylar, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tabriz is to fly which takes 3h 31m and costs 1.600 ₺ - 3.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Tabriz Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Istanbul to Tabriz bus services, operated by Armenia National Transport Authority, arrive at Tabriz Central bus terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tabriz.
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  • Distance: 1519.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tabriz, Iran?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Tabriz twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Istanbul to Tabriz via Bostancı, Ankara Garı, and Tabriz in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tabriz
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Istanbul to Tabriz via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Istanbul to Tabriz via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dogubeyazit
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Website
MetroTurizm
Armenia National Transport Authority
Bus from Kilikia bus station to Tabriz Central bus terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
t-armenia.com
Gursoylar
Phone
+908503056161
Website
gursoylarturizm.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Batumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
gursoylarturizm.com
Minibus
Bus from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Minibus
Bus from Akhaltsikhe to Kilikia bus station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8

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Tabriz is 30 min ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 5:13 PM in Istanbul and 5:43 PM in Tabriz.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tabriz is 1809 km. It takes approximately 24h 6m to drive from Istanbul to Tabriz.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Tabriz Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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