There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Tatvan by plane, bus, taxi, ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Van, bus  •  6 h

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

$91 - $617

Cheapest option

Ferry, train  •  32 h 35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the train from Pendik to Ankara Yht
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan

$17 - $23

8 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Batman, taxi  •  5 h 50 min

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

$166 - $451

Fly Istanbul to Mus, bus  •  6 h 21 min

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

$114 - $389

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Van, bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$49 - $283

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Mus, bus  •  7 h 36 min

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

$77 - $215

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

$129 - $277

Bus MetroTurizm  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan

$24 - $36

Bus Kamil Koc  •  27 h 52 min

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

$26 - $47

Drive  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tatvan 874.2 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tatvan is to ferry and train which costs 80 ₺ - 120 ₺ and takes 32 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tatvan is to fly and taxi which costs 800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Istanbul to Tatvan, including transfers.

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Tatvan once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul to Batman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul to Mus
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Istanbul to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
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
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Mus
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman via Izmir
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Pendik to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
25 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Muş to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Other operators
Taxi from Batman to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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