There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Tatvan by plane, bus, taxi, train 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 Van, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Van (VAN) IST - VAN
  2. Take the bus from Van to Tatvan

$90 - $614

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  32 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan

$16 - $26

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Batman, taxi  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Batman (BAL) IST - BAL
  2. Take a taxi from Batman to Tatvan

$156 - $441

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Mus, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Mus (MSR) IST - MSR
  2. Take the bus from Muş to Tatvan

$112 - $387

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Van, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Van (VAN) SAW - VAN
  2. Take the bus from Van to Tatvan

$47 - $280

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Mus, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Mus (MSR) SAW - MSR
  2. Take the bus from Muş to Tatvan

$74 - $213

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Batman, taxi  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Batman (BAL) SAW - BAL
  2. Take a taxi from Batman to Tatvan

$118 - $267

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Diyarbakir, bus, taxi  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Diyarbakir (DIY) IST - DIY
  2. Take the bus from Diyarbakır to Siirt
  3. Take a taxi from Siirt to Tatvan

$88 - $267

Bus  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan

$21 - $29

Bus Kamil Koc  •  27 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Tatvan

$23 - $40

Drive  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tatvan 874.2 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Tatvan is 1172 km. The road distance is 1398.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tatvan without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Istanbul to Tatvan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Van Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tatvan is 1399 km. It takes approximately 19 h 1 min to drive from Istanbul to Tatvan.

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

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There are three+ hotels available in Tatvan. Prices start at $100 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 Tatvan.
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  • Distance: 732.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tatvan, Turkey?

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Tatvan once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 23 h 27 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Batman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Mus
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Diyarbakir
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Diyarbakir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Adana
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman via Izmir
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Diyarbakir
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
25 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Van to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Muş to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Diyarbakır to Siirt
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Batman to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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