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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Urmia by plane, car, taxi 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.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Hakkari Yüksekova, drive  •  5h 46m

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

$244 - $501

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Bus  •  2 days 2h

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

$60

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Van, drive  •  8h 2m

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

$116 - $656

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Van, drive  •  9h 12m

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

$73 - $322

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Urmieh  •  6h 23m

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

$69 - $365

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Tabriz, taxi  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tabriz (TBZ) IST - TBZ
  2. Take a taxi from Tabriz to Urmia

$151 - $381

Drive  •  24h 20m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Urmia 1141.8 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to bus which costs 340 ₺ and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to fly and drive which costs 1.300 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 5h 46m.

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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 2h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Urmia is 1438 km. The road distance is 1826.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Urmia without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2h and costs 340 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Istanbul to Urmia, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Urmia bus services, operated by Seiro Safar, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to fly which takes 6h 23m and costs 380 ₺ - 2.100 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340 ₺ and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Hakkari Yüksekova Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Istanbul to Urmia bus services, operated by Seiro Safar, arrive at Orumieh station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Urmia.
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  • Distance: 898.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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 2h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hakkari Yüksekova
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hakkari Yüksekova via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tabriz
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Iran Aseman
Website
iaa.ir
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Urmieh
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
ATA Airlines Iran
Website
ataair.ir
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tabriz
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Bus operators
Seiro Safar
Website
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal to Orumieh
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir
Other operators
Taxi from Tabriz to Urmia
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Urmia is 30m ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 1:39 PM in Istanbul and 2:09 PM in Urmia.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Urmia is 1827 km. It takes approximately 24h 20m to drive from Istanbul to Urmia.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Hakkari Yüksekova Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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