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

$46 - $123

Cheapest option

Train, bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  16 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Pristina to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$31 - $55

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

$79 - $172

Fly Pristina to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3 h 43 min

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

$49 - $227

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

$66 - $1,316

Bus  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Prishtine to Istanbul

$36 - $38

Train, bus Metro Plus  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Pristina to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$43 - $84

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Pristina to Istanbul 526.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul is to bus which costs $36 - $38 and takes 15 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul is to fly which costs $45 - $130 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Kosovo and Istanbul is 689 km. The road distance is 841.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 56 min and costs $30 - $55.

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

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The best way to get from Kosovo to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $36 - $38 and takes 15 h 36 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Pristina Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Kosovo. It is currently 3:22 AM in Kosovo and 4:22 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 430.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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 - $37 and the journey takes 15 h 17 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Pristina to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Skopje to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Pristina to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
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 - $37
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
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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