There are 6 ways to get from Mersin to Istanbul by train, plane, 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, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4 h 11 min

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

$30 - $66

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Train, bus  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Adana
  2. Take the train from Adana to Konya
  3. Take the train from Konya to Gebze Yht
  4. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$15 - $22

4 alternative options

Train, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 17 min

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

$27 - $50

Bus  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar

$15 - $20

Bus MetroTurizm  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari

$19 - $32

Drive  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Mersin to Istanbul 588.5 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mersin and Istanbul is 678 km. The road distance is 941.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mersin to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Mersin to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mersin to Istanbul is 942 km. It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to drive from Mersin to Istanbul.

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Onur Air, AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Adana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mersin to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 424 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Mersin to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul Ataturk via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Mersin to Adana
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Adana to Konya
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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