There are 5 ways to get from Lebanon to Istanbul by plane, taxi, car ferry, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Beirut (BEY) to Istanbul (IST) BEY - IST

$105 - $273

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry, bus  •  28 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Beirut to Tripoli
  2. Take the car ferry from Tripoli to Taşucu
  3. Take the bus from Silifke to Erdemli
  4. Take the bus from Erdemli to Istanbul Otogar

$69 - $221

3 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Beirut (BEY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BEY - SAW

$108 - $328

Taxi, car ferry, bus, train  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Beirut to Tripoli
  2. Take the car ferry from Tripoli to Taşucu
  3. Take the bus from Tasucu to Konya
  4. Take the train from Konya to Gebze
  5. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$207 - $380

Drive  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Beirut to Istanbul 900.8 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Lebanon and Istanbul, Turkey?

Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines and AtlasGlobal fly from Beirut to Istanbul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Beirut to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Beirut to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Beirut to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Beirut to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Gebze
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tasucu to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Silifke to Erdemli
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Erdemli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Tripoli to Taşucu
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Akgunler
Website
akgunlerdenizcilik.com
Car ferry from Tripoli to Taşucu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Schedules at
akgunlerdenizcilik.com
Other operators
Taxi from Beirut to Tripoli
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lebanon to Istanbul?

The distance between Lebanon and Istanbul is 1000 km. The road distance is 1441 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lebanon to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Lebanon to Istanbul is to fly which costs $100 - $330 and takes 3 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lebanon to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Lebanon to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $100 - $280.

How long does it take to get from Lebanon to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Lebanon to Istanbul, including transfers.