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There are 7 ways to get from Kos to Istanbul by ferry, bus, plane, car ferry or car

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Ferry, bus to Bodrum, fly to Istanbul  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Güvercinlik
  3. Fly from Bodrum (BJV) to Istanbul (IST) BJV - IST

661 ₺ - 1.165 ₺

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari

305 ₺ - 504 ₺

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Ferry, bus to Bodrum, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Güvercinlik
  3. Fly from Bodrum (BJV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BJV - SAW
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

415 ₺ - 855 ₺

Fly Kos to Istanbul  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Kos (KGS) to Istanbul (IST) KGS - IST

823 ₺ - 2.620 ₺

Ferry, bus to Dalaman, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Dalaman
  3. Fly from Dalaman (DLM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DLM - SAW
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

470 ₺ - 885 ₺

Car ferry, bus  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Bodrum to Çine
  3. Take the bus from Çine to Istanbul Alibeyköy

371 ₺ - 441 ₺

Car ferry, drive  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
  2. Take the car ferry from Kalymnos to Turgutreis
  3. Drive from Turgutreis to Istanbul

943 ₺ - 1.883 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Kos to Istanbul is to car ferry and bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 16h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Kos to Istanbul is to ferry and bus and fly which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 5h 2m.

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The distance between Kos and Istanbul is 480 km.

The best way to get from Kos to Istanbul without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 15h 6m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Kos to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bodrum Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Bodrum Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Kos to Kos Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs 2€ - 4€.

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Map of how to get from Kos to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 480.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines fly from Kos to Istanbul 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bodrum to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 900 ₺
Flights from Bodrum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Bodrum to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Flights from Dalaman to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 650 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bodrum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 420 ₺
Flights from Dalaman to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 550 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Kos to Istanbul via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Güvercinlik
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 55 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Dalaman
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Çine
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Çine to Istanbul Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Güvercinlik
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10 ₺ - 15 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@12fd.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
331 ₺
Website
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
192 ₺
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
218 ₺
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Dodekanisos Seaways
Phone
+30 22410 70590
Email
info@12ne.gr
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Dodekanisos Seaways
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Kos to Kálymnos
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
380 ₺ - 410 ₺
2 Bed Inside Cabin
450 ₺ - 550 ₺
Economy
170 ₺ - 230 ₺
4 Bed Outside Cabin
340 ₺ - 410 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
500 ₺ - 650 ₺

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