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

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

Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogar

$12 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus via Alexandroupoli  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$18 - $32

Bus, train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Xanthi
  2. Take the train from Xanthi to Pythion
  3. Take the train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali

$45 - $63

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kavala to Istanbul 273.5 miles

$65 - $95

Fly from Kavala  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Kavala (KVA) to Istanbul (IST) KVA - IST

$160 - $709

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kavala to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$87 - $225

What companies run services between Kavala, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Kavala to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $26 and the journey takes 8 h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Olympic Air, Turkish Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Kavala to Istanbul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Kavala to Istanbul via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Xanthi to Pythion
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$13 - $18
First Class
$16 - $22
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kavala to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Evrou
Phone
25510-26479
Website
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Kavala to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr
Bus from Kavala to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ktelevrou.gr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kavala and Istanbul is 381 km. The road distance is 438 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kavala to Istanbul is to bus which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 8 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Kavala to Istanbul is to drive which takes 5 h 10 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to get from Kavala to Istanbul, including transfers.