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There are 5 ways to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul by train, bus, rideshare, taxi 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

Train

  1. Take the train from Gebze to Yenikapi

4 alternative options

Bus, Metro

  1. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Alibeyköy
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the Metro from Otogar to Aksaray

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Gebze to İstanbul

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Gebze to Istanbul

Drive

  1. Drive from Gebze to Istanbul
Kocaeli (State) → Istanbul
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 21 ₺ and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul is to taxi which costs 120 ₺ - 150 ₺ and takes 39 min.

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The distance between Kocaeli (State) and Istanbul is 82 km. The road distance is 56.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul without a car is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs 18 ₺ - 28 ₺.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul is 56 km. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kocaeli (State) and Istanbul. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Kocaeli (State) to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 81.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between Kocaeli (State), Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from Gebze to Yenikapi every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 9 ₺ - 16 ₺ and the journey takes 1h 16m.

Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 85 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Alibeyköy to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 55 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Gebze to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 150 ₺
Hisar Taksi
Phone
+90 262 641 20 62
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Gebze Taxi
Phone
+90 262 641 13 27
Gebze Station Taxis
Phone
+90 262 655 54 84

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