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

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Fly from Istanbul

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

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Bus via Perşembe

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

Train to Sabiha Gokcen, fly

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Tersane
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Trabzon (TZX)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Trabzon

Istanbul (IST) to Trabzon (TZX) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Trabzon (TZX) is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 924 km. This includes an average layover time of around 31 min. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines. Typically 75 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

75 Weekly Planes
2h 28m Average Duration
865 ₺ Cheapest Price
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Istanbul → Trabzon
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Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

COVID-19 help in Turkey

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 184

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There are currently travel restrictions within Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trabzon is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Trabzon is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Trabzon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Turkish Embassy.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon is to bus via Perşembe, which costs 150 ₺ - 280 ₺ and takes 18h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon is to fly which costs 950 ₺ - 5.500 ₺ and takes 2h 12m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Trabzon is 904 km. The road distance is 1061.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon without a car is to bus which takes 18h 12m and costs 340 ₺ - 480 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Istanbul to Trabzon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon is to fly which takes 2h 12m and costs 950 ₺ - 5.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340 ₺ - 480 ₺ and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Trabzon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Trabzon is 1062 km. It takes approximately 13h 47m to drive from Istanbul to Trabzon.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Trabzon Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Trabzon. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Trabzon.
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  • Distance: 903.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Trabzon every 2 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon 3 times a day. Tickets cost 340 ₺ - 470 ₺ and the journey takes 17h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon via Van
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 470 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Perşembe
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 190 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Perşembe to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 80 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr

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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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