There are 6 ways to get from Meteora to Istanbul by car, plane, bus or train

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

Drive to Ioannina, fly  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Istanbul (IST) IOA - IST

$73 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalabaka to Lárisa
  2. Take the bus from Larissa to Istanbul Otogar

$25 - $61

4 alternative options

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$126 - $261

Bus, train  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  3. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$80 - $101

Train  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Καλαμπάκα to Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  3. Take the train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Δίκαια
  4. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$84 - $116

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Meteora to Istanbul 510.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Meteora to Istanbul is to bus which costs 21€ - 55€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Meteora to Istanbul is to drive and fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Meteora and Istanbul is 636 km. The road distance is 816.7 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Meteora to Istanbul, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Meteora, Thessaly, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Meteora to Istanbul via Kalabaka, Lárisa, Larissa, Istanbul Otogar, and Otogar in around 15 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Meteora to Istanbul via Καλαμπάκα, Θεσσαλονίκη, Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι, Δίκαια, Kapikule, and Halkali in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Καλαμπάκα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$17 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Train from Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι to Δίκαια
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$10 - $14
First Class
$12 - $17
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Ammon Express
Phone
+30 2310 500225
Email
info@ammonexpress.gr
Website
ammonexpress.gr
Bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ammonexpress.gr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Kalabaka to Lárisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Larissa to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Larissa to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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