There are 7 ways to get from Kiev to Istanbul by subway, 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.

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Subway to Kiev, fly to Istanbul  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
  2. Fly from Kiev (KBP) to Istanbul (IST) KBP - IST

$84 - $174

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Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  39 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Chişinău
  2. Take the bus from Chişinău Central Bus Station to Istanbul

$54 - $129

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Fly Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Kiev Zhulhany (IEV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) IEV - SAW

$113 - $465

Bus via Constanta  •  34 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to Odessa Kolontaivska
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Central Bus to Constanța
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$69 - $98

Train, ferry  •  38 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Odessa Gl.
  2. Take the ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$91 - $163

Train, night train  •  44 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord Kyiv
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$90 - $121

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Kiev to Istanbul 942.9 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Istanbul is to bus which costs 1 900 ₴ - 2 700 ₴ and takes 34 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiev to Istanbul is to subway and fly which costs 2 300 ₴ - 4 800 ₴ and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Kiev and Istanbul is 1057 km. The road distance is 1508.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kiev to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 32 min and costs 1 900 ₴ - 2 700 ₴.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Kiev to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kiev to Istanbul is to fly which takes 8 h 21 min and costs 3 100 ₴ - 13 000 ₴. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1 900 ₴ - 2 700 ₴ and takes 34 h 32 min.

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

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Kiev. It is currently 11:19 PM in Kiev and 11:19 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Kiev to Istanbul is 1509 km. It takes approximately 20 h 17 min to drive from Kiev to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines offer flights from Kiev Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kiev to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 660.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

Pegasus Airlines, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Kiev to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiev to Istanbul via Demiivska, Kiev Central Bus Station, Odessa Kolontaivska, Odessa Central Bus, Constanța, and Constanta in around 34 h 32 min.

Airlines
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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kiev to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kiev Zhulhany to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Constanța
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $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
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85
Şehir Hatları

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