There are 7 ways to get from Kiev to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, ferry, night 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 Kiev to Istanbul  •  5 h 14 min

  1. KBP - IST

$85 - $176

Cheapest option

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  39 h 24 min

$55 - $127

5 alternative options

Fly Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 11 min

  1. IEV - SAW

$114 - $466

Bus via Constanta  •  33 h 20 min

$75 - $99

Train, ferry  •  36 h 49 min

$127 - $138

Train, night train  •  45 h 13 min

  1. Bosphor Express

$96 - $131

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. 942.9 miles

$190 - $280

What companies run services between Kiev, Ukraine and Istanbul, Turkey?

Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly from Kiev to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiev to Istanbul via Odessa Kolontaivska, Odessa Central Bus, Constanța, and Constanta in around 33 h 20 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Adana
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Bodrum
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Kiev to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from Kiev to Istanbul via Odesa
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kiev to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Günsel Group
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Constanța
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău Central Bus Station to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
autogara.md
Ferry operators
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
Ave. Duration
26 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $125
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$270
Suite
$195
Standard
$120
Economy
$125
Şehir Hatları

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kiev and Istanbul is 1057 km. The road distance is 1509 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Istanbul is to bus which costs 1 400 ₴ - 3 400 ₴ and takes 39 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Kiev to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 2 200 ₴ - 4 600 ₴.

No, there is no direct bus from Kiev to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Kiev and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Odessa Central Bus and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Kiev to Istanbul, including transfers.