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There are 9 ways to get from Mersin to Istanbul by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

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Train to Adana, fly to Istanbul  •  6h 29m

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

368 ₺ - 495 ₺

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Konya  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Adana Station
  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

74 ₺ - 135 ₺

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Train to Adana, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Tarsus
  2. Fly from Adana (ADA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ADA - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

162 ₺ - 245 ₺

Train to Hatay, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 55m

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

686 ₺ - 1.338 ₺

Train to Hatay, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to İskenderun
  2. Fly from Hatay (HTY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HTY - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

340 ₺ - 508 ₺

Bus  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogari

157 ₺ - 251 ₺

Train  •  14h 30m

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

82 ₺ - 106 ₺

Train, bus  •  17h 51m

  1. Take the train from Mersin to Adana Station
  2. Take the bus from Adana to Bursa
  3. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari

174 ₺ - 273 ₺

Drive  •  10h 15m

  1. Drive from Mersin to Istanbul 941.1 km

850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train which costs 80 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 360 ₺ - 500 ₺ and takes 6h 29m.

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The distance between Mersin and Istanbul is 678 km. The road distance is 941.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mersin to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 13h 53m and costs 150 ₺ - 260 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Mersin to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to bus which takes 13h 53m and costs 150 ₺ - 260 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 14h 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mersin to Istanbul is 941 km. It takes approximately 10h 15m to drive from Mersin to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Adana Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ 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 29m

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogari 3 times a day. Tickets cost 130 ₺ - 220 ₺ and the journey takes 13h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mersin to Istanbul via Adana, Konya, and Söğütlüçeşme in around 14h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Adana to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 470 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 290 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 310 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 950 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 340 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 340 ₺
Flights from Hatay to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 340 ₺
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 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13 ₺ - 17 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Söğütlüçeşme
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27 ₺ - 35 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 27 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Adana to Bursa
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 75 ₺
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
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18 ₺ - 25 ₺
Website
Huntur
Ferry operators

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