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Recommended option

Minibus to Batumi, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 19 min

  1. BUS - IST

$109 - $321

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 42 min

$31 - $43

7 alternative options

Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Istanbul  •  9 h 56 min

  1. TBS - IST

$57 - $197

Bus, bus to Trabzon, fly to Istanbul  •  10 h 23 min

  1. TZX - IST

$39 - $148

Minibus to Tbilisi, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11 h 16 min

  1. TBS - SAW

$55 - $202

Bus, train, ferry  •  23 h 20 min

  1. YHT

$33 - $45

Bus Kamil Koc  •  27 h 36 min

$35 - $56

Minibus, bus  •  28 h 48 min

$44 - $47

Drive  •  19 h 58 min

  1. 916.5 miles

$180 - $280

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 23 h 42 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Batumi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Trabzon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Trabzon to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,400
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul via Baku
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Trabzon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Trabzon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Pendik
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Batumi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Minibus
Bus from Kutaisi to Tbilisi Didube
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Iyidere
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Ankara
Ave. Duration
16 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Hopa
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kutaisi to Pazar
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Bus from İyidere to Trabzon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Pazar to Bursa
Ave. Duration
19 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Metro Georgia
Website
geometro.ge
Bus from Batumi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
geometro.ge
Book at
geometro.ge
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kutaisi and Istanbul is 1149 km. The road distance is 1466 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 23 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul is to Minibus and fly which takes 7 h 19 min and costs $100 - $330.

It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Kutaisi to Istanbul, including transfers.