There are 7 ways to get from Kos to Istanbul by ferry, plane, bus, car ferry 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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Catamaran to Bodrum, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Fly from Bodrum (BJV) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BJV - IST

$54 - $199

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Catamaran, bus  •  14 h 57 min

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

$37 - $48

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Catamaran to Bodrum, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Fly from Bodrum (BJV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BJV - SAW

$47 - $133

Fly Kos to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 15 min

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

$59 - $265

Catamaran, bus MetroTurizm, car ferry  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Güvercinlik to İzmir
  3. Take the bus from Kemalpasa to Yalova
  4. Take the car ferry from Yalova to Yenikapı

$53 - $69

Catamaran, bus, car ferry via Bursa Otogar  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  2. Take the bus from Güvercinlik to İzmir
  3. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
  4. Take the bus from Bursa to Yalova
  5. Take the car ferry from Yalova to Yenikapı

$44 - $55

Carferry, car ferry, drive  •  11 h 23 min

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

$134 - $199

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kos and Istanbul is 480 km.

The best way to get from Kos to Istanbul without a car is to Catamaran and bus and car ferry which takes 12 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Kos to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bodrum Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Kos. It is currently 4:20 PM in Kos and 4:20 PM in Istanbul.

AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Bodrum Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kos to Kos Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kos to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 300.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines fly from Kos to Istanbul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bodrum to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $450
Flights from Bodrum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Kos to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Kos to Istanbul Ataturk via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kos to Istanbul Ataturk via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bodrum to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $170
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Kos to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Bodrum to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Güvercinlik to İzmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kemalpasa to Yalova
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yalova to Yenikapı
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Dodekanisos Seaways
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
12ne.gr

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