There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Urmia by plane, car or bus

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 Hakkari Yüksekova, drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Hakkari Yüksekova (YKO) IST - YKO
  2. Drive from Hakkari Yüksekova to Urmia

$244 - $501

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal to Orumieh

$60

4 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Urmieh  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Urmieh (OMH) IST - OMH

$70 - $366

Fly Istanbul to Van, drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Van (VAN) IST - VAN
  2. Drive from Van to Urmia

$116 - $656

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Van, drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Van (VAN) SAW - VAN
  2. Drive from Van to Urmia

$74 - $323

Drive  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Urmia 1141.8 miles

$230 - $340

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Urmia, Iran?

Iran Aseman flies from Istanbul to Urmia 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Urmia via Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Hakkari Yüksekova
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Istanbul to Hakkari Yüksekova via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
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 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
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
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Iran Aseman
Website
iaa.ir
Flights from Istanbul to Urmieh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Bus operators
Seiro Safar
Website
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal to Orumieh
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Urmia is 1438 km. The road distance is 1827 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to bus which costs 270 ₺ and takes 2 days 2 h.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 310 ₺ - 1.700 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Urmia. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Orumieh via Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Istanbul to Urmia, including transfers.