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There are 2 ways to get from Jerusalem to Istanbul by bus, plane or ferry

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Bus, fly to Istanbul  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station/Yafo to Airport/Termin 3
  2. Fly from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Istanbul (IST) TLV - IST

867 ₺ - 1.810 ₺

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Bus, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station/Yafo to Airport/Termin 3
  2. Fly from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TLV - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

781 ₺ - 3.140 ₺

Israel → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Israel

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Israel
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Israel

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Israel

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Israel.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Israel from Turkey.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Jerusalem to Istanbul is to bus and fly and ferry which costs ₪ 320 - ₪ 1,400 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Jerusalem to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs ₪ 360 - ₪ 800 and takes 5h 38m.

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The distance between Jerusalem and Istanbul is 1170 km.

It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Jerusalem to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tel Aviv Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Jerusalem. It is currently 7:37 AM in Jerusalem and 8:37 AM in Istanbul.

Air Moldova and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Tel Aviv Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 11971+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Jerusalem to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1170.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Jerusalem, Israel and Istanbul, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Jerusalem to Istanbul. However, you can take the bus to Airport/Termin 3, take the walk to Tel Aviv airport, fly to Istanbul, then take the taxi to Istanbul. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Airport/Termin 3, take the walk to Tel Aviv airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, take the walk to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, take the shuttle to Istanbul Kadıköy, take the walk to Kadıköy, then take the ferry to Istanbul.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Tel Aviv to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tel Aviv to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Flights from Tel Aviv to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Bus operators
Afikim
Website
afikim-t.co.il
Bus from Central Station/Yafo to Airport/Termin 3
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17 ₺ - 20 ₺
Website
Afikim
Ferry operators

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