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There are 11 ways to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, shuttle 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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Train to Batumi, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Kutaisi to Batumi
  2. Fly from Batumi (BUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BUS - IST

$106 - $318

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Bus  •  23h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Hopa
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari

$25 - $34

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Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TBS - IST

$57 - $197

Bus, shuttle to Trabzon, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Rize
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rize to Trabzon Airport
  3. Fly from Trabzon (TZX) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TZX - SAW

$34 - $159

Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
  2. Fly from Tbilisi (TBS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TBS - SAW

$54 - $201

Train, drive to Kars, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  22h 19m

  1. Take the train from Zestafoni to Ani
  2. Drive from Ani to Kars
  3. Fly from Kars (KSY) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) KSY - IST

$135 - $604

Train, drive to Kars, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  23h 4m

  1. Take the train from Zestafoni to Ani
  2. Drive from Ani to Kars
  3. Fly from Kars (KSY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) KSY - SAW

$94 - $298

Bus, train  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Ankara
  2. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  3. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$32 - $56

Bus Kamil Koc  •  27h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Kutaisi to Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Pazar to Bursa
  3. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari

$28 - $47

Minibus, bus  •  28h 37m

  1. Take the Minibus from Kutaisi to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Istanbul

$41 - $44

Drive  •  19h 58m

  1. Drive from Kutaisi to Istanbul 916.5 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 23h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs $100 - $320 and takes 10h 4m.

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The distance between Kutaisi and Istanbul is 1149 km. The road distance is 1466.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23h 54m and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 10h 4m to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Batumi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Istanbul is 1h behind Kutaisi. It is currently 1:12 AM in Kutaisi and 12:12 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Kutaisi to Istanbul is 1466 km. It takes approximately 19h 58m to drive from Kutaisi to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Batumi Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 718.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 4m

What companies run services between Kutaisi, Georgia and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Kutaisi to Istanbul via Hopa, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 23h 54m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Batumi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $1,300
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Kars to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Kars to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $480
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $480
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Trabzon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Kars to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Georgian Railway
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Zestafoni to Ani
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
ukzhd.am
Reserved seats car
$17 - $18
Extra Comfort Compartment
$30 - $33
Compartment car
$26 - $28
Sleeping car
$44 - $48
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Rize
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Hopa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Ankara
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Pazar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Rize to Trabzon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Pazar to Bursa
Ave. Duration
19h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Batumi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge

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