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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.

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Drive to Ioannina, fly  •  5 h 46 min

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

$23 - $55

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Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  8 h

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

$125 - $260

Bus, train  •  17 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Meteora to Thessaloniki - Kapsis hotel
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$78 - $97

Train  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  3. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Dikaia
  4. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$80 - $111

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 20€ - 50€ 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 5 h 46 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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The best way to get from Meteora to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs 20€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Meteora to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Meteora to Istanbul is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs 20€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 20 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ioannina Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Meteora. It is currently 5:57 AM in Meteora and 5:57 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Meteora to Istanbul is 817 km. It takes approximately 9 h 13 min to drive from Meteora to Istanbul.

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Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Sky Express offer flights from Ioannina Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Meteora to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 397.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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 Kalambaka, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli Port, Dikaia, Kapikule, and Halkali in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $40
Train from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$20 - $27
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Dikaia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$10 - $13
First Class
$12 - $16
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
$3 - $5
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
$46
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
$12 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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