There are 9 ways to get from Mersin to Istanbul by train, plane, shuttle, bus 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 Adana, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Tarsus
  2. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ADA - IST

447 ₺ - 2.213 ₺

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Adana Station 62682
  2. Take the bus from Adana to Istanbul

96 ₺ - 218 ₺

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Train to Adana, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Tarsus
  2. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ADA - SAW

165 ₺ - 297 ₺

Train to Hatay, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to İskenderun
  2. Fly from Hatay (HTY) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HTY - IST

488 ₺ - 609 ₺

Train, shuttle to Hatay, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to İskenderun
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Iskenderun to Hatay Airport
  3. Fly from Hatay (HTY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HTY - SAW

306 ₺ - 433 ₺

Bus, bus to Nevsehir, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Mersin to Aksaray
  2. Take the bus from Aksaray to Acıgöl
  3. Fly from Nevsehir (NAV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) NAV - SAW

368 ₺ - 785 ₺

Train  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Adana Station
  2. Take the train from Adana to Konya
  3. Take the train from Konya to Pendik

130 ₺ - 161 ₺

Bus  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari

176 ₺ - 268 ₺

Drive  •  10h 37m

  1. Drive from Mersin to Istanbul 942.7 km

800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train which costs 130 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 440 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 6h 19m.

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The distance between Mersin and Istanbul is 678 km. The road distance is 942.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mersin to Istanbul without a car is to train which takes 13h 55m and costs 130 ₺ - 170 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Mersin to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train which takes 13h 55m and costs 130 ₺ - 170 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170 ₺ - 270 ₺ and takes 14h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Adana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mersin to Istanbul is 943 km. It takes approximately 10h 37m to drive from Mersin to Istanbul.

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AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Adana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2812+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Mersin to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 678.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Mersin, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a train from Mersin to Istanbul via Adana, Konya, and Pendik in around 13h 55m. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari 3 times a day. Tickets cost 130 ₺ - 210 ₺ and the journey takes 12h 56m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Ercan
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 270 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 270 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 420 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 420 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 370 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 370 ₺
Flights from Nevsehir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 750 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 180 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 180 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 180 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 180 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.130 ₺ - 1.150 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 320 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 320 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 320 ₺
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Mersin to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8 ₺ - 11 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Mersin to İskenderun
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20 ₺ - 25 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Mersin to Adana Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 ₺ - 14 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Adana to Konya
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13 ₺ - 17 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Pendik
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
Havas
Phone
444 0 487
Email
info@havas.net
Website
havas.com.tr
Shuttle from Iskenderun to Hatay Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8 ₺ - 15 ₺
Schedules at
havas.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Aksaray
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 95 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aksaray to Acıgöl
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 60 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 200 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
12h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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