There are 8 ways to get from Kosovo to Istanbul by plane, car, bus or train

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 Pristina to Istanbul  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Istanbul (IST) PRN - IST

$61 - $149

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Prishtine to Istanbul

$36 - $52

6 alternative options

Drive to Skopje, fly to Istanbul  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Gjilan to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Istanbul (IST) SKP - IST

$72 - $159

Fly Pristina to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) PRN - SAW

$64 - $254

Drive to Skopje, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Gjilan to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) SKP - SAW

$60 - $1,257

Drive to Tirana, fly to Istanbul  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Gjakovë to Tirana
  2. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Istanbul (IST) TIA - IST

$86 - $291

Train, bus  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Priština to Skopje B03 891
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$37 - $80

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Pristina to Istanbul 526.1 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Kosovo and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Pristina to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Pristina to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 15 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Pristina to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Flights from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Tirana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Pristina to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Skopje to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Priština to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $24
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
MZI
Website
mzi.mk
Train from Priština to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mzi.mk
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Prishtine to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kosovo and Istanbul is 689 km. The road distance is 842 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul is to bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 15 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $60 - $150.

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Kosovo to Istanbul, including transfers.