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.

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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

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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

$68 - $365

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 12 min

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

$73 - $321

Drive  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Urmia 1141.8 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to bus which costs 378 ₺ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Urmia is to fly which costs 420 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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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 2 h.

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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 2 h and costs 378 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min 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 5 h 23 min and costs 420 ₺ - 2.300 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 378 ₺ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Hakkari Yüksekova Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Urmia is 30 min ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 3:59 PM in Istanbul and 4:29 PM in Urmia.

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

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  • Distance: 898.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Istanbul to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 52 min
When
Every day
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
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
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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