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.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Istanbul  •  4 h 11 min

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

$30 - $67

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  14 h 8 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

$17 - $26

4 alternative options

Train, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 27 min

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

$28 - $52

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Mersin to Umraniye

$24 - $33

Bus MetroTurizm  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari

$24 - $38

Drive  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Mersin to Istanbul 588.5 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 80 ₺ - 130 ₺ and takes 14 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mersin to Istanbul is to train and fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 140 ₺ - 320 ₺.

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The distance between Mersin and Istanbul is 678 km. The road distance is 942 km.

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

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Mersin to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Adana to Istanbul 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
Flights from Adana to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $75
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Flights from Adana to Istanbul via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Adana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $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 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Umraniye
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tarsus to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
12 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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