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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Trípoli by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Istanbul to Athens, bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Athens (ATH) IST - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Thessaloníki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

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Fly Istanbul to Kalamata, bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Kalamata (KLX) IST - KLX
  2. Take the bus from Kalamata to Trípoli

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Athens, bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Athens (ATH) SAW - ATH
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

Bus  •  18h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Athens
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Tripolis

Bus via Komotini  •  21h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogari to Komotini Orfeos
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Athens
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Tripoli

Drive  •  12h 51m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Trípoli 1240.4 km

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Trípoli is to bus and train which costs 2.800 ₺ - 4.300 ₺ and takes 19h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Trípoli is to fly and bus which takes 6h 34m and costs 4.700 ₺ - 14.000 ₺.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Trípoli. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Tripolis via Μεταξουργειο and Athens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 37m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Trípoli is 787 km. The road distance is 1240.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Trípoli without a car is to bus which takes 18h 37m and costs 3.300 ₺ - 4.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Istanbul to Trípoli, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Trípoli bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Istanbul station.

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Istanbul to Trípoli bus services, operated by Ktel Ileias, arrive at Tripolis station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Trípoli is 1240 km. It takes approximately 12h 51m to drive from Istanbul to Trípoli.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Trípoli. Prices start at €30 per night.

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  • Distance: 787.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Trípoli, Greece?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Trípoli via Athens, Μεταξουργειο, Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου, and Athens in around 18h 37m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Istanbul to Athens via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Istanbul to Athens via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Airbus France
Website
airbus.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€380 - €1200
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Istanbul to Kalamata via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €900
Train operators
Bus operators
Ktel Ileias
Phone
+30 26210 20600
Email
info@ktelileias.gr
Website
ktelileias.gr
Bus from Athens to Tripolis
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Schedules at
Ktel Ileias
KTEL Messinias
Phone
+30 27210 28581
Email
info@ktelmessinias.gr
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Kalamata to Trípoli
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
+30 2310241545
Email
crazy.holidays.tours@gmail.com
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul to Athens
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
https://www.crazyholidays.gr/root.en.aspx
Bus from Istanbul to Thessaloníki
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
https://www.crazyholidays.gr/root.en.aspx
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€73
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis
KTEL Arkadias
Phone
2710 230 140
Email
ktelark@otenet.gr
Website
ktelarkadias.gr
Bus from Athens to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
KTEL Arkadias

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