There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Van by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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 from Istanbul Ataturk  •  3 h 39 min

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

$83 - $604

Cheapest option

Ferry, train, bus  •  35 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the train from Pendik to Ankara Yht
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan
  4. Take the bus from Tatvan to Van

$19 - $28

4 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 53 min

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

$40 - $269

Bus MetroTurizm  •  26 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Van

$22 - $31

Bus Kamil Koc  •  31 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gemlik
  2. Take the bus from Gemlik to İnegöl
  3. Take the bus from İnegöl to Van

$31 - $47

Drive  •  20 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Van 958.3 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Van is 1264 km. The road distance is 1533.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Van without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Istanbul to Van, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Van is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Van Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Van is 1533 km. It takes approximately 20 h 57 min to drive from Istanbul to Van.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Van Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Van. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Van.
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  • Distance: 789.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Van every 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Van twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 24 h 50 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Van via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 45 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
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Pendik to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
25 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Van
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tatvan to Van
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gemlik
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gemlik to İnegöl
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from İnegöl to Van
Ave. Duration
25 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları

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