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

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Fly from Istanbul  •  2h 12m

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

415 ₺ - 758 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon

114 ₺ - 254 ₺

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Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Trabzon (TZX) SAW - TZX

215 ₺ - 296 ₺

Train, bus  •  18h 49m

  1. Take the train from Halkali to Ankara Yht
  2. Take the bus from Kayaş to Trabzon

132 ₺ - 222 ₺

Drive  •  13h 47m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Trabzon 1061.8 km

950 ₺ - 1.500 ₺

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

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

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: 2 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon is to bus, which costs 110 ₺ - 260 ₺ and takes 17h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Trabzon is to fly which costs 410 ₺ - 800 ₺ 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 17h 24m and costs 110 ₺ - 260 ₺.

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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 410 ₺ - 800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 ₺ - 260 ₺ and takes 17h 24m.

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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 246+ hotels available in Trabzon. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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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 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon twice daily. Tickets cost 110 ₺ - 250 ₺ and the journey takes 16h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Istanbul to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 490 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 490 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 550 ₺
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Bus operators
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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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